IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys indicated they would be content to sit at No. 14 and draft the highest player on their board. But it turns out ownergeneral manager Jerry Jones woke up Thursday morning with an itchy finger.
The Cowboys made the boldest move of the first round Thursday when they moved up eight spots to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. They decided he was the best defensive player in the draft (second overall on their board), and that's why they were willing to send the 14th pick and their second-round choice to the St. Louis Rams.
Moments after the pick, scouts were spotted in the hall exchanging hugs and fist bumps. This team still has plenty of holes to fill, but they've decided to load up at a premium position.
"He's the most consensus pick and consensus move that I can ever remember on our draft day," crowed Jones during a news conference. "I like the idea of going up for quality because it diminishes the chance of a bad pick...