IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys don’t have a draft pick until well into the second round. While the team’s history on draft day would suggest otherwise, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones told NFL Network that the team’s draft war room will be a quiet place on Saturday. The team is apparently content with its place in the draft and intends to stay at No. 51.
For the time being, that’s the mindset at Cowboys headquarters in Valley Ranch.
However, that could all change. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is known for making draft-day trades, bundling picks and trading up to acquire a player who could potentially help the team succeed immediately.
The Cowboys do possess a whopping 10 second-day draft picks. Jerry Jones likes to call the team’s first pick of the fourth round his “War Daddy” pick (the first pick of Day 2 of the draft, prior to last year). This year, the “War Daddy” pick will be the first pick of Round 4, or selection No. 101.
— Michelle Beisner