Cowboys draft pick drops adorable evidence that Dallas made his childhood dream reality

Oct 1, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (0) greets fans
Oct 1, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (0) greets fans / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys could have went a number of different directions with their third-round draft pick. Having already addressed defensive tackle and tight end, the team still had needs at running back and offensive guard. They even could have targeted a cornerback and nobody would've batted an eyelash.

Ultimately, they went with Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown. It's a smart pick given the depth, or lack thereof, at the position.

Further, Leighton Vander Esch has a long history of injury problems and Damone Clark is just a year removed from spinal-fusion surgery.

Putting aside the current state of the roster, Overshown brings a lot of desired qualities to the Cowboys. Though undersized compared to the prototypical linebacker, he's an explosive athlete who has excellent range both as a run defender and dropping back in coverage.

As a Texas native and former Longhorns captain, Overshown said he was moved to tears after Dallas drafted him. Incredibly, though, the No. 90 overall pick predicted this moment back when he was an innocent third-grader.

No, seriously.

DeMarvion Overshown predicted in third grade that he'd play for the Cowboys

The NFL Draft is all about making dreams a reality, but the Cowboys have a propensity for producing these heartstring-tugging stories. It makes the pick that much more special, and Overshown understandably was overcome with emotion after he got off the phone with Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy.

"It means the world, growing up around nothing but Cowboys fans, as basically they were my hometown team,” Overshown said, via Patrik Walker of “Getting that call where it says ‘The Star,’ and then hearing Jerry Jones’s voice, that meant the world to me, and it’s a feeling that I’ll never forget and I’ll cherish forever. The tears actually came down my face once I saw that number. I couldn’t have asked for a better situation. I’m blessed, and I’m ready to get to work."

Overshown was raised two hours from downtown Dallas in Arp, Texas. He played high school football at Arp High School before committing to Texas as a five-star safety recruit. 247 Sports' Composite rankings pegged him as the sixth-ranked safety in the country and the fifth-ranked safety in the state of Texas.

The third-rounder had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson and Baylor, but he couldn't pass up the opportunity to star for the Longhorns. He converted to linebacker before his third year in Austin and finished his collegiate career with 249 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and 17 passes defended.

Any and every player drafted enters the NFL with a chip on their shoulder to prove they belong. Overshown's chip is heavier than most, though, given his Texas routes and lifelong dream of donning a Cowboys star on his helmet.

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