Ending the year with an 8-8 record doesn’t bode well for most NFL teams as it lands them in the middle of every round in the upcoming NFL Draft. But fortunately, (really unfortunately) for the Dallas Cowboys, they’ve had plenty of practice as they have finished with that same record for the past three years. So the Cowboys Draft Room should have their middle round draft techniques down to a science.
But what is quite different this year for the Cowboys, as compared to the last few drafts, is the fact they own an amazing six (6) draft selections in the seventh round. Two of those picks were obtained through trades involving former Dallas players defensive tackle Sean Lissemore and tight end Dante Rosario. And then the Cowboys received three compensatory selections from the NFL because the team suffered the loses of players defensive end Kenyon Coleman, cornerback Mike Jenkins, linebacker Victor Butler and tight end John Phillips to free agency in 2012.
The Cowboys are also without a sixth round pick, which they gave up in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs last season for linebacker Edgar Jones. At one point Dallas had two sixth round picks in this draft due to the Lissemore trade to the San Diego Chargers. But that additional selection was surrounded to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Caesar Rayford last year.
Here is the list of all the Dallas Cowboys picks in the 2014 NFL Draft:
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15 (47). Dallas Cowboys
14 (78). Dallas Cowboys
19 (119). Dallas Cowboys
18 (158). Dallas Cowboys
14 (229). Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago Bears)
16 (231). Dallas Cowboys
23 (238). Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City Chiefs)
33 (248). Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection)
36 (251). Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection)
39 (254). Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection)