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The Dallas Cowboys surprised everyone tonight by trading up in the first round of the NFL draft and taking LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the 6th overall pick.
The Cowboys are now equipped at the cornerback position to deal with receivers like Hakeem Nicks, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in the NFC East.
The Cowboys still need to address the safety position and could do so later on in the draft.
With the addition of Claiborne and Brandon Carr this offseason, I would expect the Cowboys to allow Mike Jenkins to walk in free agency after the 2012 season.
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Reports are coming out that the Cowboys are actively planning a move that will garner them a 2nd round pick for tonight’s draft. The Cowboys obviously are trying to recoup a pick since they gave their’s up to move up for Claiborne.
PFT is reporting that the Cowboys are actively shopping CB Mike Jenkins. I think this is a good idea, we still have Scandrick who has been the primary...
I absolutely love this trade for both teams.
The Dallas Cowboys now have one the game’s best duos at cornerback in Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. Claiborne is arguably more NFL-ready than Patrick Peterson was a year ago (at least in terms of coverage) and will make an immediate impact in Dallas.
As for the trade, I’m ok with teams trading up for players when they believe...
According to Rotoworld.com, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Dallas Cowboys don’t anticipate Alabama safety Mark Barron being available when they’re on the clock with the 14th overall pick.
“The sense I get among the Cowboys right now, is that they understand that Mark Barron is unlikely to be available to them,” Werder said. “… They seem somewhat content with that...
I typically don’t praise teams that trade up as far as the Dallas Cowboys, but I have to give them credit for addressing a glaring need with the best player at the position.
By adding Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys have completely overhauled their secondary and now have, at least on paper, the look of a top-10 defense. The Cowboys did part with their 2nd round pick...
The Cowboys need to fill a lot of holes on their roster yet and need a second round pick to do it. They only way they can do that is to trade more picks or start clearing the roster. The only question is who will they trade to get there.
Jenkins time in Dallas could be done.
The first two players that come to mind are Mike Jenkins and Felix Jones. It would surprise me to see either...
After the Cowboys drafted him in the first round, Morris Claiborne said that the only reason he performed so poorly on the test was because he "only finished 15 or 18 questions."
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys have been able to do everything they wanted to do this offseason despite the NFL reducing their salary cap.
The NFL took away 10 million in cap space from the Cowboys and 36 million from the Washington Redskins. The two NFC East teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings...
The Cowboys have (5) picks today, but will they be making trades here to pick up a few more picks? The Cowboys have gone heavy on defense with their first two picks, and rightfully so, but don’t be surprised to see a couple of more defensive players drafted.
The Cowboys had quite a few defensive backs interviewed and worked out leading up-to the draft, so I can see the Cowboys...
The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was perhaps it’s most eventful. It was raining trades as teams made moves to secure their futures. Here’s the biggest moments of the night with video.
#1 Deal of the Day: Cowboys Trade Up For Morris Claiborne
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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...
According to the Star-Telegraph, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he expects players drafted in the first three rounds to be starters. Not necessarily Day 1 starters, but soon.
“Day 1 starters? You can’t say that. Nobody can say that, but at some point in their careers, you would like to think that they’re a starter, and the sooner the better,” Garrett...
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...