The NFL draft is April 25th-27th so it won’t be long before we hear the names of the Cowboys draft picks announced in Nashville. We’ll have to wait until the second round unless the Cowboys trade up. When that pick arrives, the Cowboys will go old-school to announce it, and they’ll do the same with their third-round pick.
We all remember a few years ago when Drew Pearson pulled off an epic troll job in Philadelphia while announcing a Cowboys pick.
It will be tough to top that.
We’ll see if anybody tries, but the two guys who will announce Cowboys picks are also from that era of dominance, the 1970s.
The Cowboys second-round pick will be announced by defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones. He was a first-round pick of the Cowboys way back in 1974 and won a Super Bowl with the team during the 1977 season. Jones famously retired in the prime of his career to take up boxing, but returned in 1980 and was even better than before. He retired with three Pro Bowls, three All-Pro honors and played all the way through the 1989 season without ever missing a game.
He’ll be followed in the third round by offensive tackle Rayfield Wright. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1967 draft with the intention of making him a tight end. But it was his move to offensive tackle that was the springboard to greatness. Wright was a six-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, two-time Super Bowl champion, a member of the 1970s All-Decade team, a member of the ring of Honor, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played for 13 seasons.
Salute to both those guys.