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In defense of offense: The Cowboys' draft

In defense of offense: The Cowboys' draft

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
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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  • Redskins go offense, pick TE Jordan Reed

    Redskins go offense, pick TE Jordan Reed

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Washington Redskins addressed their biggest need with their first pick of this year's NFL draft, taking cornerback David Amerson when their turn finally came around in the second round. Their needs in the secondary are significant enough that many t…
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  • Giants get their pass-rusher in third round

    Giants get their pass-rusher in third round

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    With Osi Umenyiora leaving for the Atlanta Falcons in free agency, the New York Giants needed to replenish their pass rush pantry. They don't need an immediate starter (which is good, because they don't love trying to draft those), because they can move…
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  • Cowboys take WR and safety in third round

    Cowboys take WR and safety in third round

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Dallas Cowboys picked Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams with the 12th pick of the third round (74th overall). That's the pick they got from the 49ers as part of their first-round trade-down Thursday night, and it means that they ended up gettin…
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  • Eagles turn to defense with DT Logan

    Eagles turn to defense with DT Logan

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    With the fifth pick of the third round, the Philadelphia Eagles took their first defensive player of the 2013 draft -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan. If they were going defensive tackle here, I'd have expected Alabama's Jesse Williams, who'd be a sm…
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  • Redskins join the party, pick CB Amerson

    Redskins join the party, pick CB Amerson

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Washington Redskins didn't have a first-round pick in this year's NFL draft. They traded it away last year as part of the deal that landed them quarterback Robert Griffin III. That meant that each of their NFC East rivals got to pick twice before th…
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  • Giants add beef on defense with Hankins

    Giants add beef on defense with Hankins

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    On Thursday night, the New York Giants added a big piece to their aging offensive line with first-round pick Justin Pugh. On Friday night, in the second round of the NFL draft, they did the same for their defensive line, selecting Ohio State defensive t…
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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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  • Panthers double up on defensive line with Kawann Short

    Panthers double up on defensive line with Kawann Short

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    New Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is apparently serious about remaking his defensive line in the Giants mold. A day after using the 14th pick on Utah nose tackle Star Lotulelei, he used the 44th pick on Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short. Wh…
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  • Eagles pass on Geno Smith, take Zach Ertz

    Eagles pass on Geno Smith, take Zach Ertz

    With the third pick in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted a new weapon for new coach Chip Kelly's offense, but it wasn't West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. It was Stanford tight end Zach Ertz, a player Kelly kno…
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  • Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Lane Johnson says he wrest…

    Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Lane Johnson says he wrestled black bears to improve blocking

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Philadelphia media might really like covering offensive tackle Lane Johnson. He showed up to be introduced at the Eagles facility on Friday afternoon after being selected fourth overall on Thursday, and told one of the most hilarious and ridiculous …
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  • Will Geno Smith be an Eagle tonight?

    Will Geno Smith be an Eagle tonight?

    A little less than two hours remain before the resumption of the NFL draft with the second round, in which the Philadelphia Eagles hold the third pick. Only one quarterback went in Thursday's first round, and it was Florida State's E.J. Manuel, on whom …
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  • Predicting The 2013 NFC East Champions

    Predicting The 2013 NFC East Champions

    redskins.com ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    (AP Photo) Last week when the schedule was released, did you instantly dissect each matchup and tally the number of wins for the 2013 campaign? Did you look at the 16 games and ask yourself how many playoff bound teams the Burgundy and Gold will face? F…
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  • Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 2-3

    Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 2-3

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 6 p.m. ET. See you there.
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  • Redskins CB Josh Wilson takes $2 million pay cut

    Redskins CB Josh Wilson takes $2 million pay cut

    Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson has taken a $2 million pay cut, a source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to "Shutdown Corner". Zac Boyer of the Free Lance-Star originally reported Wilson's pay cut. Wilson was originall…
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  • PFT Live: How did the Jets and Giants do in the first round?

    PFT Live: How did the Jets and Giants do in the first round?

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Mike Florio is joined Newsday’s by Bob Glauber to talk about the first round picks made by the Jets and Giants on Thursday night. The Jets clearly selected CB Dee Milliner as the replacement for Darrelle Revis. The Jets also selected DT Sheldon Richards
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  • Patrick Willis restructures to give Niners some cash for rookie…

    Patrick Willis restructures to give Niners some cash for rookies

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Earlier on Friday, we brought word of the Redskins restructuring cornerback Josh Wilson’s contract to give them money to put toward signing their draft picks. The Redskins had the least money under the cap of any team in the NFL heading into the draft a
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  • RG3 ‘Happy But Not Satisfied’ With 2012

    RG3 ‘Happy But Not Satisfied’ With 2012

    redskins.com Apr 26, 2013
    (AP Photo) Four months removed from the Redskins first NFC East title since 1999, quarterback Robert Griffin III still isn’t satisfied with the way his debut season came to an end. Happy? Yes to an extent as he was truly honored for being voted the AP O
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  • Source: Ex-Giant Bradshaw cleared to return

    Source: Ex-Giant Bradshaw cleared to return

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who is recovering from foot surgery, has been cleared to resume football activities, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Round Two Mock Draft

    Round Two Mock Draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    After assessing each team’s draft needs, offensive and defensive approaches and the prospects still left on the board, here is PFT’s Round Two mock draft: 33. Jaguars: Cornerback Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 34. 49ers: Nose tackle John Jenkins, G
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  • Chip Kelly likes that Lane Johnson is a raw tackle

    Chip Kelly likes that Lane Johnson is a raw tackle

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    When Lane Johnson got to Oklahoma after junior college, he was a quarterback without much of an idea of where the Sooners planned to play him. He wound up at tackle and played it well enough to wind up as the fourth overall pick of the draft on Thursday…
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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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  • Justin Pugh gets mauled after getting his draft call

    Justin Pugh gets mauled after getting his draft call

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    One of the most pleasant surprises of the night came when the Giants kept Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh in the Empire State by plucking Pugh with the 19th overall pick in the draft. Pugh, a finance major who had a great appearance last month on PFT Live, …
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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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  • News & Notes Heading Into Round 2

    News & Notes Heading Into Round 2

    eaglesgab.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Eagles were set on using their first round pick on either Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson, or Dion Jordan (in no particular order), according to Chip Kelly. Miami really needed to jump to the third pick in order to secure Jordan. All three N…
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  • The Te’o slide extends to round two

    The Te’o slide extends to round two

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    The round-one window for linebacker Manti Te’o opened. And then it closed. We still don’t know where Te’o will start his NFL career, but we know that it won’t happen with a first-round pedigree. When the Giants arguably reached a bit for Syracuse
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  • Cowboys cap weird night with lineman pick

    Cowboys cap weird night with lineman pick

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    NEW YORK -- Well, I'm not going to rip the pick. I made a promise, and I'm keeping it. I wrote for weeks and weeks that the Dallas Cowboys needed to come out of the first round of this year's NFL draft with an offensive lineman, and they did. So I'm not…
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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 - Bennie Logan drafted No. 67 by Philadelphia Eagles 01:17

    Bennie Logan drafted No. 67 by Philadelphia Eagles

    Apr 26
    The Philadelphia Eagles select LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan No. 67 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Washington Redskins draft DB David Amerson No. 51 in 2013 NFL Draft 02:17

    Washington Redskins draft DB David Amerson No. 51 in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Washington Redskins draft North Carolina State DB David Amerson 51st overall in 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.

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    Apr 26
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    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 …
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    Apr 26
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    Apr 26
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