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Man who created trade-value draft chart understands why Cowboys…

Man who created trade-value draft chart understands why Cowboys made first-round deal

dallasnews.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
IRVING — A mild look of annoyance flashed on the face of Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones when he was questioned about the Thursday trade with San Francisco that changed the complexion of Dallas’ draft. The Cowboys surrendered its 18th p
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  • Did Cowboys finally find their true No. 3 receiver? Where Terra…

    Did Cowboys finally find their true No. 3 receiver? Where Terrance Williams fits in offense

    dallasnews.com ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams has his wingspan measured before a workout for NFL football scouts during pro day at Baylor University on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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  • In defense of offense: The Cowboys' draft

    In defense of offense: The Cowboys' draft

    It's the making-of-the-sausage aspect of the NFL draft that's the problem. If the Dallas Cowboys had begun this offseason with picks 31, 47, 74 and 80 and drafted these same four players, the fans' reaction would have been quite different (though they'd…
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  • NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on Dallas Cowboys selection of Georgi…

    NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on Dallas Cowboys selection of Georgia Southern’s J.J. Wilcox: ‘Ultimately, he is a starting saf

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    Georgia Southern's J.J. Wilcox (19) jumps over the tackle of Maine corner back Kendall James (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Statesboro, Ga. Georgia Southern defeated Maine 35-23 to advance to the…
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  • Cowboys add tight end Gavin Escobar with No. 47 pick

    Cowboys add tight end Gavin Escobar with No. 47 pick

    With the No. 47 pick, the Cowboys added a promising prospect to a position already in secure hands, drafting San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in Round Two. The Cowboys’ top tight end, Jason Witten, comes off a 110-catch season, and there’s no d
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  • Jerry Jones gives playful response to question about Dez Bryant…

    Jerry Jones gives playful response to question about Dez Bryant endorsing Tyrann Mathieu

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING — Before the start of Thursday’s NFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant let everyone that follows him on Twitter know who he thought was the best player available. Bryant tweeted: “A lot of great players in this draft but @Mathieu
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  • Jerry Jones: ‘I never would’ve forgiven myself’ if I had missed…

    Jerry Jones: ‘I never would’ve forgiven myself’ if I had missed Bush Library dedication

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING - Jerry Jones received some criticism for attending the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Thursday morning. Some thought the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager should’ve been spending his entire day at Valley Ranch, pr
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  • Michael Irvin on the NFL Network to Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: ‘They…

    Michael Irvin on the NFL Network to Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: ‘They are going to get you boss’

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock, touted as the best in the television business, after Wisconsin center Travis Frederick was selected by the Cowboys with the 31st pick of the first round: “Wow…wow…wow. I have a third-round grade on (him) and I lik
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  • Names to keep in mind when the Cowboys are on the clock in toni…

    Names to keep in mind when the Cowboys are on the clock in tonight’s draft

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Cowboys start the day with three picks in tonight’s portion of the draft. By picking up an additional pick in the third, the team can come out of tonight with a safety, a running back and whatever other position they want to … [visit site to read
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  • Cowboys’ Jones boys deflate their own football people with draf…

    Cowboys’ Jones boys deflate their own football people with draft ‘philosophy’

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    There are football decisions, and there are football decisions. And in the realm of football decisions, the Dallas Cowboys' decision to trade down from their original 18th overall draft pick and move down the 31st pick formerly owned by the San Francisc…
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  • SEC had 12 first-round picks, Big Ten had one

    SEC had 12 first-round picks, Big Ten had one

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    When the Cowboys selected Wisconsin center Travis Frederick with the 31st pick in the NFL draft, the Big Ten Conference could breathe a sigh of relief: It meant that the first round wouldn’t come and go without a single Big Ten player selected. But it w
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  • Breakfast links: We're just getting started

    Breakfast links: We're just getting started

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Oh yeah. Two more rounds tonight. The Eagles have one of the first picks again. The Cowboys have an extra third-rounder. The Redskins get to join the party. It may be a new day, but we are mid-draft, and let's not forget it. These links here are draft l…
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  • Stephen Jones:  trade charts say we ‘won or hit right on it’ in…

    Stephen Jones: trade charts say we ‘won or hit right on it’ in trade with 49ers

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING - When it was announced that the Dallas Cowboys were trading out of the No. 18 pick on Thursday the immediate reaction was: What are they getting in return? When it was revealed that the Cowboys dropped back to No. 31 and added the No. 74 pick, m
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  • Jerry Jones: Age of Cowboys’ defensive line doesn’t concern me

    Jerry Jones: Age of Cowboys’ defensive line doesn’t concern me

    dallasnews.com ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING — Late Thursday night after the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft had concluded, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he was “offensive oriented” entering the day, mentioning that he’s pleased with the talent already in
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Kyle Wilber will be slotted at def…

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Kyle Wilber will be slotted at defensive end

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING — When the Cowboys made the switch to the 4-3 defense, many people outside the organization wondered who would play the strong-side linebacker position. One of the names mentioned as a possible candidate was Kyle Wilber’s. Standing 6-4 and weig
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  • Jason Garrett on unprecedented year of offensive linemen select…

    Jason Garrett on unprecedented year of offensive linemen selected in the first round

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys wanted to improve their offensive line in this year’s draft and made that known with their first-round pick, selecting Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick. Six of the first 11 picks were offensive linemen. Three mo
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  • Son of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan takes in first round of N…

    Son of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan takes in first round of NFL draft from Dallas Cowboys war room

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    IRVING - Dallas Cowboys executives, scouts and coaches weren’t the only people in the Cowboys’ war room Thursday night for the first round of the NFL draft. Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Anderson Jones — Jerry Jones’ daughter — sa
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  • NFC East gets wise, looks to the line

    NFC East gets wise, looks to the line

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    NEW YORK -- Three NFC East teams picked in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, and the combined weight of the three players they picked is 922 pounds. Finally, they're paying attention to what's important. Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles, New …
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  • These Valley Ranch visitors won’t be coming back

    These Valley Ranch visitors won’t be coming back

    dallasnews.com Apr 26, 2013
    Three of the Cowboys’ 28 pre-draft visitors to Valley Ranch were drafted consecutively in the first round with the 18th, 19th and 20th overall picks. The Cowboys traded down in the first round, giving up their 18th overall pick to San Francisco, which t
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  • Aaron Rodgers tells Geno Smith to ‘hang in there’

    Aaron Rodgers tells Geno Smith to ‘hang in there’

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    One quarterback was selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, and to the surprise of many, it was not West Virginia's Geno Smith. With the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens holding the final two picks, Rich Eisen of the NFL Network noted that…
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  • Video - Terrance Williams drafted No. 74 by Dallas Cowboys 03:04

    Terrance Williams drafted No. 74 by Dallas Cowboys

    Apr 26
    Two members of the U.S. armed forces announce the Dallas Cowboys' selection of Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams as the No. 74 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys draft Gavin Escobar No. 47 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft 01:28

    Dallas Cowboys draft Gavin Escobar No. 47 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Dallas Cowboys draft San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar with the No. 47 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Why the Dallas Cowboys drafted Travis Frederick 00:41

    Why the Dallas Cowboys drafted Travis Frederick

    Apr 26
    Randy Moss reveals what Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys might have been thinking when they selected center Travis Frederick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys draft Travis Frederick No. 31 00:57

    Dallas Cowboys draft Travis Frederick No. 31

    Apr 26
    Dallas Cowboys select former Wisconsin center Travis Frederick with the 31st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…
  • Don Banks: With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more Snaps

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...