Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) makes the stop on Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) in the first half of NFL Football action at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, December 9, 2013. (Brad Loper/The Dallas Morning News)

Reader's Mock Draft:

The NFL draft will be here before we know it.  Now that Free Agency has settled down, team needs have come into focus.  That could mean only one thing – it’s time for another mock draft!  But rather than us sitting back and throwing darts at the wall, we thought we’d let you join in the fun.  We’ll roll through the draft order and give each team choices based on team needs and the best players available and you’ll vote on the picks for each team. On with the countdown…

Dallas Cowboys v Oakland Raiders

The Dallas Cowboys in the huddle. Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys finished another completely average and dissappointing season under infamous general manager Jerry Jones. Over the course of the year, these Cowboys blew many leads and lost many winnable games thanks to a bunch of chokers. However, they have positive sides. Dez Bryant is a monster at receiver, Tony Romo is a decent quarterback (unless it’s a close game), and the running game was not bad last year. Their defense, on the other hand, is an embarrassment. That is why, like the beloved Bears, the Cowboys draft will center around the defensive side of the ball. However, this years Dallas offseason has been filled with questionable moves, putting it lightly.

Key Additions

QB- Brandon Weeden

DT Henry Melton

LB Will Harring

DE Jeremy Mincey

DT Terrell McClain

It also should be noted that former Bears defensive coordinator, Rod Marinelli, now has the DC job for Dallas.

Key Resignings

K Dan Bailey

P Chris Jones

DE DeMarcus Ware

WR Miles Austin

C Phil Costa

DE Everette Brown

G Ray Dominguez

DT Corvey Irvin

G Jeff Olson

Team Needs

Defensive End- Demarcus Ware is a once in a generation player who still has a lot left in the tank. The fact that the Cowboys let him go is appalling to me. The Cowboys will need to try to find an adequate fill in, which is a tall order.

Linebacker- Sean Lee is good, but he can’t do it all alone. The Cowboys need another guy who can help fill holes against the run.

Wide Receiver- Miles Austin was a good target when healthy. The Cowboys can definitely use a new one to whom Romo can attempt to throw passes without having them intercepted.

Safety- The Cowboys need someone to stop big plays, as they gave up far too many last season. Just ask Alshon Jeffery.

With the 16th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…

  • Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (39%, 15 Votes)
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (32%, 12 Votes)
  • CJ Mosely, LB, Alabama (26%, 10 Votes)
  • Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St. (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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