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Jerry Jones stated that both of the Cowboys first-round draft picks are available for trade, modifying rumors that had the 20th pick being used as bait. Jones told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that the Cowboys hope to emerge from day one with "three cornerstone players."

Jones also said it was too early in the team's draft preparations to throw out names or positions of need. Sounds like Jerry's got that diplomatic evasiveness routine down pat.

Prospect list emerges Though Jerry denied the Cowboys had targeted any first round prospects, the emerging visitors list for the Cowboys pre-draft banquet suggests otherwise. USC wide receiver Mike Williams, Maryland LB Shawne Merriman and Oklahoma FS Brodney Pool will attend the team's yearly meet-and-greet with potential new Cowboys late next week. You can probably add Oklahoma DE Dan Cody to the list. He will visit Valley Ranch today. Expect him to return with the other prospects next week.