Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Cowboys have won the coin toss.
Hopefully they will not defer.
In an antiquated system that nonetheless yielded successful results, the Cowboys won the coin toss against the Baltimore Ravens to win the 16th pick in May’s NFL Draft.
The Ravens will have the 17th pick.
As we noted yesterday it would take a 4th-round pick to move up from 17 to 16, so the Cowboys’ “win” is significant. But what kind of player will they be able to draft at 16?
Since 2003 the spot has produced players like Troy Polamalu, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Ryan Kerrigan and E.J. Manuel.
Somehow in their 54-year history, the Cowboys have never drafted 16th. Here’s hoping a coin-flip win leads to a productive player.
Defensive lineman, anyone?
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently writes a sports/guy stuff blog at DFWSportatorium.com and lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.