NFL Draft 2013: An early look at the Cowboys options

Bob Levey

Early mock drafts have Dallas looking for help on the offensive and defensive lines.

With the NFL regular season over and bowl season quickly winding down, mock draft season is upon us again.

Over at Blogging The Boys, One.Cool.Customer gives a (far too early) look at which players the Cowboys could be choosing from in April:

We know that as a predictor of which players are going to which teams, mock drafts aren't particularly accurate. But for those of us who enjoy talking about the draft, mock drafts can still be a lot of fun regardless, as they can give us a general sense for where a player fits on the draft boards. The early mocks have Dallas looking at eight linemen (with three Jonathans in the mix), a safety and a QB.

The linemen are neatly divided into four on the defensive side -- Jessie Williams (Alabama), John Jenkins (Georgia), Shelden Richardson (Missouri) and Johnathan Hankins (Ohio State) -- and four on offense -- Jonathan Cooper (UNC), Chance Warmack (Alabama), Jake Matthews (Texas A&M) and Lane Johnson (Oklahoma).

If Jerry Jones will just stay at No. 18 and pick an interior linemen, the Cowboys will be choosing from a fairly impressive group. However, as any Dallas fan knows, Jerry loves to make a splash with skill players and deal down for more picks, two draft strategies which haven't exactly worked out over the last decade.

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