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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper has Dallas Cowboys taking a new franchise running back in the first round

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The Cowboys are out of the playoffs, so that means it’s time to talk 2023 draft.

The more preferable reality for the Dallas Cowboys this week would have been preparing for an incredibly intense NFC Championship Game on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles, but because they fell short to the San Francisco 49ers last week in the Divisional Round, the only things that we really have to focus on right now are how to make this team better for another trip around the sun.

Time will tell exactly how the Cowboys go about re-tooling the roster in the coming months over the course of free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft, but one of the biggest questions surrounding the franchise is how they are going to handle the running back position.

Ezekiel Elliott does not have any guaranteed money on his contract for literally the first time ever in his career, he is reportedly open to a pay cut to stay with the team, and Tony Pollard is a free agent that is coming off of a fractured fibula (he had surgery on Tuesday). The waters are murky and cloudy.

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