NFL DRAFT 2024 DAY 1: Dallas Cowboys Draft Offensive Tackle Tyler Guyton In The First Round As 29th Overall Pick

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The Dallas Cowboys selected Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton as their 29th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Cowboys traded down from 24th pick to the 29th, giving the Detroit Lions their 24th overall pick as well as their 7th overall pick in the 2025 NFL draft in return for the 29th pick and the 73rd pick in the third round. Giving Dallas four picks in the top 100 this draft.

Guyton is a Texas native coming from the small town of Manor Texas. He started his college career at TCU where he played in nine games. He then transferred to the University of Oklahoma and played in 20 games for the Sooners. He played most of his games at right guard. At his time in Oklahoma he started in 14 of the 20 games and allowed just two sacks in all 20 games.

Guyton earned honorable mention All-Big12 and played a career high 663 snaps and allowed zero sacks on his 355 pass-blocking snaps.

Offensive line was a definite area that the Cowboys needed to focus on this draft and was arguably the most important position to get to. With the loss of center Tyler Biadasz and offensive tackle Tyron Smith there were some holes that Dallas needed to fill, Guyton just filled one of them.

After the pick we spoke with Jerry Jones and he said that trading down still accomplished what they needed to do and it worked out in their favor. With the trade they also received a third round pick which Stephen Jones said that was something they really wanted.

The draft will continue on Friday and Saturday. The Cowboys have three more picks in the top 100 at 56, 73, 87.