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Tracking the Cowboys Draft Picks

The Cowboys paid a high price for WR Roy Williams last month, surrendering a first, a third and a sixth-round pick for him.

That said, Dallas had additional picks in the 3rd, 4th and 6th rounds, due to two '08 draft-day deals and Jason Ferguson's trade to Miami.

The Cowboys therefore have selections in every round except the first and have two picks in the 4th.

What's more, the 3rd rounder they kept was obtained from Cleveland, which is having a poor season.  The 4th is from Detroit and right now it looks to be the first pick of that round. 

Here are the current relative positions of Dallas' draft picks through round four, along with a veeeeeeeery preliminary mock to get your mind off the season for just a minute:

2nd round -- approximately 50-53.  If the Cowboys hang in the 9-7 or even 10-6 range they're looking at the 18 through 21st pick in the 2nd round.

SelectionTyronne Green, OG, Auburn

He's big, girthy and can run.  Give him a year with Joe Juraszek and he'll be around 320-325 lbs.

3rd round -- approximately 72-74.  The Browns pick looks like it will be in the top 8 to 10 of the 3rd, barring a late run.

SelectionRon Brace, NT, Boston College

Stout, with 323 lbs. of lower-body ballast and power.  Will let Jay Ratliff move to DE.

4th round -- approximately 97th to 100th.  This should be the first pick of the round, but we don't know how many supplemental 3rd round picks the NFL will award.  Dallas could get a high compensatory pick for Julius Jones. They should get a second one for Jacques Reeves as well.

SelectionChip Vaughn, S, Wake Forest

He's big, at 215 lbs., and he gets his hands on a lot of passes.

4th round -- approximately 120th. 

SelectionCornelius Lewis, OT, Tennessee State

The Cowboys picks are nicely spaced.  It would be great if their picks end up a little lower, but the Cleveland and Detroit picks look fine.

Hey, if I hit on just one of these picks, I'll be the first to say I told you so.

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