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Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft | So far, so-so?

The first two days and the first three rounds of the Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft doings is done. The Cowboys moved down from pick 18 to pick 31, trading with the 49ers and picking up an extra third rounder in the process. So, two days, three rounds, four picks, and one owner that do what he do.

Storified by Gene· Sat, Apr 27 2013 06:16:20

Jerry Jones channeled Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, joking with the media at the end of round three of the NFL Draft last night. “That’s the way the draft go,” Jones quipped. And so it has gone. But how did it go? The simple answer is nobody knows – yet.

Still, that does not stop us from reacting. Does it?

Reaction to Round One Trade with the 49ers

2013 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Trade Out Of Pick 18The Cowboys have seen their top targets drop and made a move back in the draft. While everyone was expecting the Cowboys to grab the free…
The Cowboys, according the trade value chart, lost 80 points in this trade. Both Stephen and Jerry Jones said it was the best they could do. But was it better than sitting still and taking Shariff Floyd, the defensive tackle that was projeced to go top ten in the draft?

Tim McMahon of the DFW version of ESPN.com observed that, if Shariff has a stellar career, he could make the Cowboys look foolish. Shade of Randy Moss, since Shariff, like Moss, fell into the Cowboys lap but was passed over. Both guys were eventually snapped up by the Vikings.
Sharrif Floyd can make Cowboys look foolishIRVING, Texas – Got a sense of draft-day déjà vu? This feels a lot like 2004, when a prospect who filled a major need tumbled down the fi…
Ben Grimaldi of Rant Sports points out that the New England Patriots made Jerry and Stephen Jones look foolish by getting so much more for the 29th first round pick…

2013 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Swing and Miss, Draft Travis FrederickIn all the scenarios people came up with for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft, what happened last night wasn’t in anyone’s playbo…
Jean-Jacques Taylor and Todd Archer considered the Cowboys first round trade the kind of mistake a so-so football team makes…
Cowboys: ‘Left Value On The Board’ESPN

What about the first three rounds? How did the Cowboys do?

Thanks to the first round trade, the Cowboys selected four players in the first three rounds: Wisconsin Center Travis Frederick (pick 31); San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar (47); Baylor WR Terrance Williams (74); Goergia Southern S JJ Wilcox (80).

David Moore of the Dallas Morning News points out that the first four picks were mostly about being Romo friendly. The recently enriched QB was called in to study film and offer insights on players on the Cowboys’ board. The center and tight end taken were high on his list. (Of course, Troy Aikman once picked out a tight end, too. David LeFleur did not work out so well. Who knows whether Romo makes a better talent scout?)
Moore: The big winner in the Dallas Cowboys’ draft: Tony RomoIRVING _ A few hours before Friday night’s portion of the draft got underway, quarterback Tony Romo studied film on three players. Two of…
DMN columnist Tim Cowlishaw just doesn’t buy into the Cowboys’ strategy. 

Cowlishaw: Cowboys’ draft strategy defies logic; analyzing the picksOn the overall draft: There’s something on the highly questionable side of any draft in which a team’s third-round picks are more interes…
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock apparently liked the Cowboys’ efforts in the third round.

NFL Network analysts like Dallas Cowboys selection of Baylor WR Terrance Williams: ‘A lot of us thought he might be a second-round guy’When the Dallas Cowboys selected Terrance Williams with the first of their third-round picks in the NFL draft, two of the NFL Network ana…
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on Dallas Cowboys selection of Georgia Southern’s J.J. Wilcox: ‘Ultimately, he is a starting safety’The Cowboys rounded out their Friday night by selecting Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox with the 80th overall pick. NFL Network Analy…
No draft can really be analyzed immediately after it is done. We can knee-jerk and prognosticate. But we cannot say for sure how Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, the scouting department, the assistant coaches and the piza guy did in the selection of these players. Not yet. 

But soon.

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Gene Strother (414 Posts)

Gene has been an avid Dallas Cowboys fan for nearly five decades, which amounts to just about his entire life. The only time he was not a Cowboys fan was that brief period at the beginning of his life, when he didn't have all his baby teeth and could not yet say "Cowboys." As soon as quit slobbering, he started hollering, "Go Cowboys!"

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