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Drbio
04-20-2002, 02:07 PM
They traded down to Kansas City's 8th pick and still got Roy Williams. Nice pick for the Cowboys.

Drbio
04-20-2002, 02:26 PM
ESPN just reported that San Diego and Dallas had a deal in place that would have allowed the Cowboys to select Jammer and it fell through at the last minute. The Cowboys then spoke to Minnesota who indicated that they were interested in McKinnie and Ryan Sims, so the Cowboys traded down to the Kansas City Chiefs spot and still got their second choice...Roy Williams. Worked out well.

Drbio
04-20-2002, 02:54 PM
By the way....As of the first pick today here is the Cowboys draft order for the 2002 Draft. The Cowboys could trade some of these or make the pick...who knows.

1 8(8) from Kansas City ROY WILLIAMS SS OKLAHOMA
2 5(37) ANDRE GURODE C COLORADO
2 31(63) from Chicago ANTONIO BRYANT WR PITTSBURGH
3 10(75) from Kansas City DEREK ROSS CB OHIO STATE
4 31(129) from Chicago JAMAR MARTIN FB OHIO STATE
5 33(168) from New England RALPH "PETE" HUNTER DB VIRGINIA UNION
6 7(179) TYSON WALTER OT OHIO STATE
6 35(208) Compensatory Pick
6 39(211) Compensatory Pick

djb
04-20-2002, 04:15 PM
So is this guy going to be a difference maker or another Ekuban?

Drbio
04-20-2002, 06:09 PM
From everything I have heard (and seen in Big 12 play) he is the real deal. Solid defender/big hitter.

Looks like the Cowboys like the Big XII guys...they took Andre Gurode, a center out of Colorado with their second pick. I remember this guy...he's as big as a house but a little short I think.

FineCubanCigar
04-20-2002, 08:06 PM
Roy Williams has the most star power of any defensive player of the draft, its amazing he got picked so high considering he is a safty, our second pick was great!!

Drbio
04-20-2002, 08:51 PM
Dallas is having a great draft on paper.

djb
04-21-2002, 01:58 PM
Cowboys big winner on draft's first day
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Sometimes in the NFL draft you are lucky. On other occasions you are simply good. And in those rare instances when both elements converge -- when the moon and the stars and the sun and your draft board are all perfectly aligned -- then you are golden.

Working the speed-dial with powers of prestidigitation on Saturday, his first exposure to the klieg lights since losing 80 pounds and getting that nip-and-tuck procedure on his face and neck, Dallas Cowboys owner (and also the general manager, he is generally quick to remind) Jerry Jones was certainly the draft's golden boy.

Call him king for a day because, as the team's recent draft record will attest, everything could blow up in Jones' new tighter-than-Scrooge countenance on Sunday afternoon. On this day, though, Jones maneuvered his way around the war room like the commander-in-chief. And while none of the other 31 franchises were forced to run up the white flag, a salute to the oft-criticized Jones might be in order.

Vilified for years, because it seemed like Jimmy Johnson took the Cowboys' draft magic with him when he departed in 1993, the hands-on Jones dipped into his bag of tricks on Sunday and yanked out a few rabbits. During his alcohol-fueled diatribe at the annual NFL meetings in '93, on that infamous night when Jones and Johnson promulgated the beginning of the end of their working relationship, the Dallas owner suggested that even he might be able to coach his team.

Truth be told, given the CEO nature of the coaching gig anymore, perhaps he could have. Problem was, Jones didn't understand the personnel game, at least not as much as he felt he did. But nearly a decade later, and with Johnson dissecting every move as an analyst for ESPN, the light bulb went on for Jones and he finished the day with a nice bounty.

Strong safety Roy Williams. Offensive lineman Andre Gurode. Wide receiver Antonio Bryant. Cornerback Derek Ross.

Even given the presence of the last two choices, whose past disciplinary woes figure to take a little more luster off the famous star on the side of the Cowboys helmets and who might need to be placed on immediate curfew, it was an impressive haul. And making it even more so was that Jones, with some assistance from his two sons and from personnel director Larry Lacewell, orchestrated it all under the scrutinizing gaze of the man who redefined draft wheeling and dealing.

During the television coverage, Johnson delivered insights into the art of the deal as he had rewritten it, and Jones finally showed he had read every chapter of the book. So make Jones and the Cowboys, in a tight finish with the San Diego Chargers, the biggest winner on the first day of the lottery. And tune in Sunday to see if the momentum continues.

Source: Cowboys big winner on draft's first day (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/columnist?page=pasquarelli/winners)

Drbio
04-21-2002, 02:01 PM
Just updated the draft board above...Dallas continues to score in the draft. I imagine that most critics will agree that Jones et al have done a great job this year.

Nice article dj...thanks.

Murphy3
04-21-2002, 03:12 PM
the goose loved the draft..mel kiper jr loved the draft.. i've loved the draft (although disappointed not to pick up jammer, it probably worked out better this way)

jerry jones..job well done... now it's up to the players and coaches to put it all together

Drbio
04-21-2002, 03:18 PM
FINAL DRAFT SCORECARD FOR THE COWBOYS...(unless there is a trade)

1 8(8) from Kansas City ROY WILLIAMS SS OKLAHOMA
2 5(37) ANDRE GURODE C COLORADO
2 31(63) from Chicago ANTONIO BRYANT WR PITTSBURGH
3 10(75) from Kansas City DEREK ROSS CB OHIO STATE
4 31(129) from Chicago JAMAR MARTIN FB OHIO STATE
5 33(168) from New England RALPH "PETE" HUNTER DB VIRGINIA UNION
6 7(179) TYSON WALTER OT OHIO STATE
6 35(208) Compensatory Pick DEVEREN JOHNSON WR SACRED HEART
6 39(211) Compensatory Pick BOB SLOWIKOWSKI TE VIRGINIA TECH


Excellent draft for the Cowboys. They should have one of the top 3 draft classes this year.

Drbio
04-21-2002, 06:58 PM
Meet your NEW Dallas Cowboys.....

Roy Rilliams SS OklahomaInfo link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=3956)
Andre Gurode C/G Coloradoinfo link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4123)
Antonio Bryant WR Pittsburgh info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4309)
Derek Ross CB Ohio State info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=3930)
Jamar Martin FB Ohio State info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4243)
Pete Hunter DB Virginia Union info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=3904)
Tyson Walter OL Ohio State info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4173)
Deveren Johnson WR Sacred Heart info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4704)
Bob Slowikowski TE Virginia Tech info link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=4705)


Kudos go out to Jerry Jones and crew for a superb draft. This class should contribute right away and years from now. The odd thing was three Ohio State players in one draft.