Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Dallas Cowboys 

January, 15, 2014
With their third straight 8-8 finish, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in the middle of the pack in the first round of the NFL draft with either pick No. 16 or 17, depending on the result a coin flip with the Baltimore Ravens. That is, unless owner and general manager Jerry Jones decides to trade up, like he did in 2012, or trade down, like he did in 2013.

Jones likes to wheel and deal when it comes to the draft, but his focus has to be on the defensive side of the ball this year.

The Cowboys suffered through their worst season in franchise history as they moved to a 4-3 scheme run by Monte Kiffin. At the top of the needs list is defensive line, with DeMarcus Ware coming off his worst season and Jason Hatcher (11 sacks) and Anthony Spencer set for free agency.