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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 pShare Tweet
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)Share TweetIt'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…Share Tweet
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on Dallas Cowboys selection of Georgia Southern’s J.J. Wilcox: ‘Ultimately, he is a starting safGeorgia 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…Share TweetWith 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 dShare TweetIRVING — 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 @MathieuShare TweetIRVING - 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, prShare Tweet
Michael Irvin on the NFL Network to Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: ‘They are going to get you boss’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 likShare TweetThe 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 readShare Tweet
Cowboys’ Jones boys deflate their own football people with draft ‘philosophy’yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013There 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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013When 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 wShare Tweet
Breakfast links: We're just getting startedESPN.com Apr 26, 2013Oh 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…Share TweetIRVING - 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, mShare TweetIRVING — 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 inShare Tweet
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Kyle Wilber will be slotted at defensive endIRVING — 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 weigShare Tweet
Jason Garrett on unprecedented year of offensive linemen selected in the first roundIRVING — 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 moShare Tweet
Son of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan takes in first round of NFL draft from Dallas Cowboys war roomIRVING - 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 — saShare TweetESPN.com Apr 26, 2013NEW 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 …Share Tweet
These Valley Ranch visitors won’t be coming backThree 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 tShare Tweetyahoo.com Apr 26, 2013One 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…Share Tweet
Terrance Williams drafted No. 74 by Dallas CowboysApr 26Two 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.
Dallas Cowboys draft Gavin Escobar No. 47 overall in the 2013 NFL DraftApr 26The Dallas Cowboys draft San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar with the No. 47 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Why the Dallas Cowboys drafted Travis FrederickApr 26Randy 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.
Dallas Cowboys draft Travis Frederick No. 31Apr 26Dallas Cowboys select former Wisconsin center Travis Frederick with the 31st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losersApr 26On 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 draftApr 26NEW 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 26ST. 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 SnapsApr 26NEW 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 ...