When you consider yourself a rabid fan of the Dallas Cowboys chances are there really is no down time for you as it pertains to the Cowboys. I know this is the case for me. I have a friend who lives in a part of the country where he experiences all four of the seasons. He likes to tell me that I don’t because I live in Arizona. I disagree with him often. Here I have the Off Season, the Pre Season, the Regular Season, and the Post Season. Unfortunately for all of us the Post Season was way too short on interesting without the Cowboys in it. I do still watch every game though. I think most people do who are football fans.
But I tell people I shifted immediately into Off Season mode. One of the fun things to do in the Off season is to do Mock Drafts of who you think the Cowboys should pick. I know not all of the under classmen have even declared yet, and that the Combines are not even on the horizon yet, but I have already shifted in to greedy draft junkie mode and am perusing the websites thinking about who the Cowboys can pick.
The Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens finished with identical records and strength of schedule. That means at the March 23rd to 26th Owners Meetings in Orlando, FL they will flip a coin to determine who picks 16th and who picks 17th. If the Cowboys win the toss their picks will be 16, 47, 78, 115, 146, 206 from the Chicago Bears, 208, and 218 from the Kansas City Chiefs. If they lose the coin flip their picks will be 17, 48, 79, 110, 147, 206 from the Bears, 209, and 218 from the Chiefs.
The Bears pick comes by virtue of the Dante Rosario trade. The Chiefs pick comes from the trade for Edgar Jones. In that trade the Cowboys gave up their 6th round pick and got Jones and the Chiefs 7th round pick. Now, at the same owner’s meetings where the coin is flipped the teams will also be awarded Compensatory Draft picks for Unrestricted Free Agents lost over Unrestricted Free Agents signed.