Dallas Cowboys draft picks 2022: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2022 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Dallas Cowboys:

Round 1 (No. 24 overall) - Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa: Jerry Jones and Co. embark on needed repairs to a formerly elite offensive line. Smith was exclusively a left tackle for the Golden Hurricane but is probably headed for the right side in the NFL – at least as long as perennial Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith remains in Big D. A good omen for Tyler Smith? The Cowboys have drafted a future Pro Bowler with 10 of their past 12 first-round selections. Draft tracker

Round 2 (56) - Sam Williams, DE, Ole Miss: Major production in the SEC last year with 12½ sacks and 15 TFLs. The 6-4, 261-pounder with 4.46 speed should get the opportunity to backfill the post vacated by DE Randy Gregory for a Dallas D-line that badly needed reinforcements. Draft tracker

Round 3 (88) - Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama: He averaged 17.6 yards per catch over four college seasons and could compete for a significant role early in 2022 as WR Michael Gallup works his way back from ACL surgery. Draft tracker

Round 4 (129) - Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin

Round 5 (155, from Browns) - Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota

Round 5 (167) - DaRon Bland, CB, Fresno State

Round 5 (176, compensatory) - Damone Clark, LB, LSU

Round 5 (178, compensatory) - John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas

Round 6 (193, from Browns) - Devin Harper, LB, Oklahoma State

Dallas Cowboys' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2021 (No. 12 overall): Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  • 2020 (No. 17 overall): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  • 2019 (No. 58 overall): Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida
  • 2018 (No. 19 overall): Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State 
  • 2017 (No. 28 overall): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

2022 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Commanders | Cowboys | Eagles | Giants

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks