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Cowboys 2016 Draft: NFL Releases Finalized Draft Order

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Dallas' official draft picks in the 2016 draft.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

You would think that finalizing the draft order in the NFL is an easy process. But it actually takes the NFL a while to do it, with compensatory picks and teams being docked picks for various transgressions. Today, the NFL released the finalized, official draft order for the upcoming draft. As a reminder, the draft will take place on the following dates and times.

The first round will begin at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 PM ET.

The Cowboys ended up with nine picks. Here are their spots in the draft order.

(Round-pick in the round-overall pick)

1- 4- 4 Dallas
2- 3-34 Dallas
3- 4-67 Dallas
4- 3-101 Dallas
4-37-135 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-14-189 Dallas from Oakland
6-37-212 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-41-216 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-42-217 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)

The Cowboys gave up a fifth-round pick to the Raiders in the Brice Butler trade, but got back a sixth-round pick. They also gave up a sixth-round pick to the 49ers to pick up Geoff Swaim last year, and a seventh-round pick to the Seahawks for Christine Michael.

The full NFL draft order is here.