With the Dallas Cowboys’ season over, it’s time to look to the future, and it starts with next April’s NFL Draft, which will see the team select 18th overall, barring a trade.
The Cowboys finished .500 for the second consecutive year, with a 28-18 loss to the playoff-bound Redskins on Sunday night. They have picked in the top ten in the past couple of years, trading up from No. 14 to No. 6 to get Morris Claiborne last year and selected left tackle Tyron Smith at No. 9 in 2011.
Dallas gets the 18th spot at 8-8 because, according to ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys had a higher strength of schedule percentage than the Pittsburgh Steelers, who also finished 8-8.
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