Every die-hard fan and content creator has their favorites from draft season. Every casual fan has a set of names, mostly from big schools, they’d heard who provides name recognition. Every disgruntled observer has a bit of jealousy when it comes to another organization’s haul.
What happens when it’s all bundled together into a tracking mechanism? Welcome to your 2023 Shadow Mock Draft. Here, we go through a post-draft mock where we identify alternatives to whom the Cowboys selected. A concept originally developed (we think) by Bengals writer Joe Goodberry and adopted by noted Steelers fan and Raider editor Marcus Mosher (we kid, Marcus), presents a recap of what options were available when Dallas was on the clock and how one domino would’ve led to another.