Here’s a look at the Dallas Cowboys 2024 NFL Draft picks

April 28, 2024

FRISCO — The 2024 NFL Draft has come to an end! The Dallas Cowboys made eight picks this year:

  • First round (No. 29)
  • Second round (No. 56)
  • Third round (No. 73)
  • Third round (No. 87)
  • Fifth round (No. 174)
  • Sixth round (No. 216)
  • Seventh round (No. 233)
  • Seventh round (No. 244)

Here’s who received a phone call from Jerry Jones:

Tyler Guyton
Round 1 – No. 29


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones clearly had two goals in mind on Thursday night. First and foremost, Jones wanted to acquire an extra draft pick, so he hoped to trade down from the 24th spot in the first round.

Second, and just as importantly, he needed to draft an offensive lineman (preferably a tackle) to make up for the loss of future Hall of Famer Tyron Smith, who signed with the New York Jets this spring.

Jones accomplished both via a trade with the Buffalo Bills and the selection of Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton with the 29th pick in the first round. The Cowboys also get Buffalo’s third-round (No. 73) pick Friday night.

At 6-foot-7.75, 322 pounds with 34-inch arms, Guyton possesses the traits NFL teams look for in a left tackle.

Read more about Guyton here.

Marshawn Kneeland
Round 2 – No. 56

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Saint Francis at Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos defensive lineman Marshawn Kneeland (99).JOSEPH WEISER/ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Cowboys are looking to fill some big needs in this 2024 NFL Draft, and they hope they have found a mainstay at defensive end with the selection of Western Michigan’s 6-3, 267 pound Marshawn Kneeland with the 56th overall pick in the 2nd round.

Kneeland describes himself as a “violent, physical, high motor, high effort” player who is always looking to find a way to get to the football.

A three-year starter, Kneeland had 4.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss in 10 games in 2023. He measured well at the combine with a 7.02 cone drill, 4.18 short shuttle, 35.5 vertical, and 21 bench reps.

After losing defending ends Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler to the rival Washington Commanders in free agency, the Cowboys have a definite need at the position.

Long term, Kneeland projects as the heir apparent to 11-year veteran Demarcus Lawrence at the strong-side end position in Mike Zimmer’s base defense.

Read more about the day two draft picks here.

Cooper Beebe
Round 3 – No. 73

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 Southeast Missouri at Kansas State Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman Cooper Beebe (50).SCOTT WINTERS/ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES

The first of two third-round picks was used to beef up the offensive line. 6-foot-3, 322-pound Kansas State guard Cooper Beebe was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year each of the last two seasons.

Beebe is a four-year starter who may convert to center and contend for a starting role as a rookie. The center position is up for grabs after Tyler Biadasz signed with Washington last month.

Read more about the day two draft picks here.

Marist Liufau
Round 3 – No. 87

Notre Dame v Stanford Marist Liufau #8 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.BRANDON SLOTER/GETTY IMAGES

6-foot-2, 234-pound Notre Dame linebacker Marist Liufau, a native of Hawaii, started the last two seasons and has been described as the most energetic player on the field.

Liufau is the cousin of Los Angeles Rams Rookie of the Year receiver Puka Nacua and will help restore some depth to a depleted linebacking corps that lost Leighton Vander Esch, who retired due to chronic injury issues.

This second third round selection provides more help for Mike Zimmer’s defense.

Read more about the day two draft picks here.

Caelen Carson
Round 5 – No. 174

Carson is a cornerback out of Wake Forest.

Ryan Flournoy
Round 6 – No. 216

Flournoy is a wide receiver from Southeast Missouri State University.

Nathan Thomas
Round 7 – No. 233

Thomas is an OT from Louisiana-Lafayette.

Justin Rogers
Round 7 – No. 244

Rogers is a DT from Auburn.