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Cowboys Move Up Again, Grab Pitt WR Devin Street

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    The Dallas Cowboys were on the move again during the final day of the NFL draft, this time to help their offense.
       The Cowboys traded up in the fifth round Saturday to get Pittsburgh receiver Devin Street with the 146th overall pick after staying put in the fourth round and getting Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens at No. 119.

       The Cowboys moved up 12 spots by giving Detroit their fifth-round spot at No. 158 and the first of six Dallas picks in the seventh round. A day earlier, they jumped 13 spots to get Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence with the second pick in the second round, No. 34 overall.    Dallas has two starting receivers in Dez Bryant and 2013 third-round pick Terrance Williams but had a void after the release of Miles Austin. Street never had a 1,000-yard season in his four years at Pitt, finishing with 2,901 career yards and 16 touchdowns.
       Street has good size at 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds but ran a modest 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
       The Cowboys added depth at linebacker with Hitchens after Sean Lee missed nearly half the games the past two seasons because of injuries and weakside starter Bruce Carter was benched twice during an uneven 2013 season for him.
       As a senior, Hitchens started all 13 games for Iowa at weakside linebacker, Carter's spot with the Cowboys. He had 236 tackles his last two seasons with the Hawkeyes.
       Dallas has two more young late-round picks at linebacker already on the roster in Kyle Wilber and DeVonte Holloman. Both got starts last season, including a pair for Wilber at defensive end before they moved him because of injury issues at linebacker. Holloman started in Lee's place the last two games of the season.
       The Cowboys went into the draft without a sixth-round pick. The first of their five picks in the seventh round is now at No. 231.