The Dallas Cowboys have five selections in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Three of those picks are compensatory. So far in this year’s draft, the Cowboys have selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Zach Martin, Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens and Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street.
With their first two picks in the seventh round, the Cowboys drafted Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford and Will Smith, OLB, Texas Tech.
Now begins the first of the three compensatory picks. These picks were awarded to Dallas by the NFL because of the loss of four players to free agency in 2012.
In the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, at pick #248, the Dallas Cowboys select…
Ahmad Dixon, Safety, Baylor
Here’s everything you need to know about the young prospect:
Weight: 212 lbs
40 Speed/Bench: 4.48/14
2013 Numbers: 81 tackles, 1 int, 6 pds
Player Breakdown: A violent tackler who needs to be more consistent. Plays too wild as he always goes for the knock out blow. Good personality. Fearless and plays with swagger. Lacks speed and struggles in man coverage. From Waco, TX.
Cowboys Analysis: Dixon will compete with 2013 third round selection J.J. Wilcox for the starting safety position beside starter Barry Church. Could also just be the Cowboys answer to the loss of Danny McCray on special teams.
Dallas Cowboys Seventh Round Picks Since 2008:
2013 – None
2012 – Caleb McSurdy, LB, Montana
2011 – Shaun Chapas, RB, Georgia
2011 – Bill Nagy, OL, Wisconsin
2010 – Sean Lissemore, DT, William & Mary
2009 – Mike Mickens, DB, Cincinnati
2009 – Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma
2008 – None