The eventful weekend in Dallas, Texas has finally come to end. Fans of each of the 32 teams from all over the world made the trip to AT&T Stadium to watch the future stars of the NFL officially be selected into the league. Trades, surprises, and prospects falling further than expected all made this year’s draft very exciting.
The Dallas Cowboys had a pretty strong draft, in my humble opinion. America’s Team kicked things off by taking one of the most athletic players in the draft at a position of need and then followed that up by taking a first-round talent on the offensive line in round two and one of the more talented prospects at the wide receiver position in the third. Day three saw Dallas take an EDGE rusher that recorded ten sacks in 2016, a possible replacement for Jason Witten, and depth picks for quarterback and linebacker. The ‘Boys also added another wideout and a running back.
Oh, and they parted ways with a sixth-round pick for slot receiver/running back/return man/do-it-all kind of athlete Tavon Austin.
All of the Cowboys’ first four picks were in Dane Brugler’s top 100. I’d say that’s pretty good.
Below are the listed draft picks for your Dallas Cowboys. Our team of FPWs here at BTB will have analysis on each player in the coming days, so make sure to stay tuned.
1 (19) Leighton Vander Esch I LB I Boise State Broncos
2 (50) Connor Williams I OL I Texas Longhorns
3 (81) Michael Gallup I WR I Colorado State Rams
4 (116) Dorance Armstrong Jr. I EDGE I Kansas Jayhawks
4 (137) Dalton Schultz I TE I Stanford Cardinal
5 (171) Mike White I QB I Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
6 (193) Chris Covington I LB I Indiana Hoosiers
6 (208) Cedrick Wilson I WR I Boise St. Broncos
7 (236) Bo Scarbrough I RB I Alabama Crimson Tide
Although this concludes this year’s draft, the Dallas Cowboys are not yet done looking for prospects to potentially help this team. Teams from all over the league will battle for undrafted free agents — an underrated, but often important, aspect of the draft process. Some guy by the name of Tony Romo was an UDFA, after all.
BTB will track each UDFA signing.