Instead of taking a defensive tackle with the #14 pick on Thursday, the Cowboys traded up to grab a corner in Morris Claiborne. Several thought the Cowboys would find a way to get back into the second round by trading cornerback Mike Jenkins, but it didn’t happen.
Instead, the Cowboys stayed put at #81 and took Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford. It was hardly a pick that grabbed headlines, but it also did not draw anything negative. None of the commentary I’ve seen has said that this was a bad pick.
Here is a video showing a few “highlights” from a couple Boise State games. Crawford (#40) had a few good plays, but nothing overwhelming.
Two defensive tackles were available after Crawford, including Brandon Thompson of Clemson.
- Dallas Cowboys Select Tyrone Crawford With Pick #81 (Third Round) (bloggingtheboys.com)
- Cowboys draft end Crawford (star-telegram.com)
- Cowboys pick Tyrone Crawford (espn.go.com)
- Rapid Reaction: DE Tyrone Crawford (espn.go.com)
- Tyrone Crawford to Cowboys: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis (bleacherreport.com)
- Dallas Cowboys draft LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round (examiner.com)