Found April 27, 2012 on
Lone Star Struck:
Through all the mock drafts and all the interviews Cowboys fans were convinced that either Mark Barron, David DeCastro or even Michael Brockers would be selected in the first round. But as I sat watching the draft last night and also watching the Cowboys War Room on my laptop I noticed something strange happening as the draft approached the 6th overall pick in the first round. The phone was being passed around between Stephen Jones, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett. Then they all got up from their chairs with smiles on their faces. Then the handshakes started all around the room. Many thought that the Cowboys if anything would trade down in the first round. No one expected what was about to happen.
What happened was that the Cowboys traded up eight spots with the Rams. They swapped first round picks as well as giving up their second round pick, which was 45th overall. With the 6th pick the Cowboys selected what many experts are saying is the best defensive player in the entire draft. Cornerback Morris Claiborne from LSU is the newest member of the Cowboys and will team with Brandon Carr in the Cowboys secondary. What was once a liability for the Cowboys has become a strength with Carr and Claiborne, but it also may mean the end for Mike Jenkins with the Cowboys. Reports this morning say that the Cowboys are looking to trade Jenkins. Jerry Jones has also said that he would love to somehow get back into the second round.
The second and third rounds of the draft are tonight starting at 7pm EST. What the Cowboys do is anyone’s guess at this point. As of right now the Cowboys next selection is the 81st pick in the third round.
Welcome to the Cowboys Morris Claiborne. The new look Cowboys defense is starting to take shape and we are all hoping it leads to great things.
BEST OF MAXIM
It surely is never dull around here. It happens nearly every spring. The Dallas Cowboys have targeted and acquired the apple of their eyes by a move that is somewhere between courageous and reckless when they grabbed the best defensive player in the draft in a trade that cost them picks 14 and 45 to ascend to 6 and pick LSU corner Morris Claiborne.
Claiborne is an exceptional talent...
The Cowboys pulled off a stunner when they traded up in the draft to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne sixth overall on Thursday. Not only was it a surprise because they traded two picks (No. 14 and 45 overall) to move up eight spots, but also because they had so little contact with Claiborne prior to the draft.
SI’s Peter King summed up how much of a shocker this was:
A few have suggested that the Dallas Cowboys might move up in the 2012 Draft, but almost nobody counted on what happened.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Morris Claiborne (R)from LSU holds up a jersey as he stands on stage after he was selected #6 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Image...
IRVING , Texas -- Morris Claiborne became emotional seconds after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called his name Thursday night. But the No. 6 overall pick took things to another level when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his first phone call to the 5-11 cornerback from LSU.
After speaking with Jones for about 15 seconds, which included the owner calling Claiborne "the best...
Defensive back Morris Claiborne, whom the Dallas Cowboys traded up to draft sixth overall, told the Dallas area media Friday that he blew off the Wonderlic test. "I mean, I looked on the test and wasn't nothing on the test that came with football, so I pretty much blew the test off," Claiborne said. The Wonderlic is a 50-question, 12-minute test that is used from...
With the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, the St. Louis Rams trade with the Dalls Cowboys. The Rams acquire the Cowboys 14th and 45th picks.
With the pick, Dallas selects LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. Claiborne is considered by many to be the premier defensive player in this draft. Dallas has a severe lack ofcoverage skills so this pick makes sense.
The teams swapped first...
Dallas traded up to the No. 6 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne.
After three days and seven selections for the Cowboys the NFL Draft has ended. As everyone knows the Cowboys made their biggest selection on Thursday night when they traded up eight spots and selected cornerback Morris Claiborne from LSU. With Claiborne and Brandon Carr the Cowboys defense looks to be greatly improved from last season.
As far as the other six selections for the...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have used their second draft pick on another defender, selecting defensive end Tyrone Crawford from Boise State.
Dallas got Crawford with the 81st overall pick in the third round Friday. It was the Cowboys' only pick on the second night of the draft.
The Cowboys selected LSU All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne with the No. 6 overall...
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The speculation is over. The Buffalo Bills draft choice on Thursday evening came and went without incident, without trades, and without much delay – ending with the selection of a player that they no doubt coveted in South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Even in the room that I was in to watch the draft – amongst friends and...