Rounds 3 and 4 for Dallas: OLB, OT, QB, DE
So much for the Cowboys addressing needs at safety or wide receiver. Alabama safety Rashad Johnson was available in the third round (either pick), but Dallas decided against selecting him. Nevertheless, the Cowboys found several backups in the third and fourth rounds of today’s draft. The four picks:
3rd round (69th overall): Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois
Williams is known for his speed and quickness. Williams impressed many with his Pro Day performance at Western Illinois. He may move to ILB, even though he is known for his ability to rush around the edge.
3rd round (75th overall): Robert Brewster, G/T, Ball State
Brewster will probably be moved to guard in Dallas. The DMN already asked whether Brewster is another in a long line of offensive line draft busts.
4th round (101st overall): Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M
The last time the Cowboys selected a QB in the draft was Isaiah Stanback, who was converted to receiver. The last time the Cowboys picked a QB to play QB was Quincy Carter in 2001. (Before that? Bill Musgrave in 1991).
4th round (110th overall): Victor Butler, DE, Oregon State
He is listed as an undersized pass-rush specialist. At 248 pounds (just a little bit bigger than Williams), he will likely be moved to outside linebacker.
4th round (120th overall): Brandon Williams, DE, Texas Tech
At 6’5″, 252 lbs., he has better size than Butler, but he’s still pretty small for a 3-4 defensive end. He led the Big 12 in sacks in 2008.