The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2014 Draft with six, count ‘em, six picks in the seventh round.
Once viewed as largely inconsequential, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys believe recent years have proved that great value can be found in that last round and, as such, they're not looking to trade the selections away to move up higher--like, say, to the sixth round, in which Dallas has no selections.
“The seventh-round picks historically are throw-ins,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know if the league has caught up to what value a seventh-round pick is, in terms of the charts that are out there. If you look at what a seventh-round pick can bring you, you start to say the seventh-round pick is more valuable than boosting from the bottom of the [seventh] to five picks, 10 picks up to the middle of the sixth, when a lot of times that player will fall to you anyway. A lot of times you see it as thrown-ins. I see it as a great opportunity for us to take six players who can help our football team.”
Maybe so. But as Brandon George of the Morning News points out, the Cowboys currently don’t have any of their own seventh round picks on the active roster at this point. They did not make a selection in the seventh round last year.
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