The final rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft kicked off at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Cowboys had seven picks remaining in the draft at the start of Saturday.[[481114051,R]]
On Thursday, the Cowboys drafted Leighton Vander Esch with the 19th pick in the draft.
The latest news from around North Texas.
The Dallas Cowboys have selected running back Bo Scarbrough of Alabama in the seventh round (236th overall pick) of the NFL Draft.
The Dallas Cowboys have selected outside linebacker Chris Covington of Indiana in the sixth round (193rd overall pick) of the NFL Draft.
Also in the sixth round, the Cowboys have picked Cedrick Wilson, a wide receiver from Boise State.
In the fifth round of the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys have selected quarterback Mike White of Western Kentucky. In his junior year for the Hilltoppers, White threw for 4,363 yards and 37 touchdowns. His senior year he threw for 4,177 yards, 26 touchdowns.
The Cowboys have two picks in the sixth round, following a trade for the third sixth-round pick.
The Dallas Cowboys traded a sixth round pick (192nd overall) with the Los Angeles Rams for WR Tavon Austin. He has played in the NFL for five years all with the Rams (both in St. Louis and Los Angeles). Austin started nine games for the Rams in 2017 logging 13 catches for 47 yards. In 2016, Austin played in all of the Rams' 15 games averaging 8.8 yards per catch.
The Cowboys have two additional sixth round picks and a fifth round pick left to take.
Saturday - 12:45 p.m.
Dorance Armstrong, a defensive end from Kansas, was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in their fourth round (116th overall) pick. Armstrong is a Houston native. He started all twelve games for the Jayhawks in 2017 and ranked third on the team with 63 total tackles.
Dalton Schultz, a tight end from Stanford, was also selected in the fourth round (137th overall) pick. Schultz was All Pac 12 First team in 2017 racking up 212 yards and three touchdowns for Stanford.
Another fourth round highlight, Forney native Armani Watts, a safety from Texas A&M, was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Friday - 11:25 p.m.
Michael Gallup of Colorado State is headed to the Dallas Cowboys after being selected 81st in the third round of the NFL Draft. Gallup caught a school-record 100 passes for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season.
"I'm not really coming to replace anybody," he said from his home in Monroe, Georgia. "I'm just coming down to compete."
Connor Williams, a guard from the University of Texas and originally from Coppell, is headed to the Dallas Cowboys in the 50th selection in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
"I'm ready to win and I'm ready to get to work," Williams said, dressed in a blue suit. "It's amazing. It's America's team ... I didn't say it but I wanted to be a Cowboy."
Josh Jackson, of Corinth, is headed to the Green Bay Packers after being selected 45th in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson, a 6 foot, 196-pound cornerback, played college football at Iowa. At the combine, Jackson ran a 40 yard dash in 4.56 seconds and had a vertical of 38 inches.
Ronald Jones, of McKinney, is headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 38th in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jones, a 5 foot 11 inch, 205 pound back, played college ball for USC. At the combine, Jones ran a 40 yard dash of 4.65 seconds.
The NFL said that Thursday's first round of the draft had the second-largest viewership ever for an opening night. The first round of the draft, which was televised by Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network, combined for 11.2 million viewers, an increase of 22 percent over the first round of the 2017 draft in Philadelphia which was televised by ESPN and the NFL Network. With a total of 30 million viewers, the draft easily outdrew an NBA playoff game on TNT: Bucks-Celtics had a 2.4 million average. The draft continues on Friday night with the second and third rounds.
The NFL likes to trot out its legends. It particularly enjoys doing it for the second day of the draft. Once again it will do so, and 10 Pro Football Hall of Famers will be on hand to announce their team's pick. Quite the roster, from the man considered by many the greatest player ever, Jim Brown for Cleveland, to tackle Jerry Kramer, who enters the Canton, Ohio, shrine this summer and was the blocker for Green Bay's Bart Starr's winning touchdown in the Ice Bowl. The other Hall of Famers: Aeneas Williams (Arizona), Andre Reed (Buffalo), Mike Singletary (Chicago), Bob Lilly (Dallas), Willie Lanier (Kansas City), LaDainian Tomlinson (Los Angeles Chargers), Dwight Stephenson (Miami), Willie Brown (Oakland) and Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh).
Lots of brothers have made it to the NFL. Some have played on the same team or been selected in the same draft. The Edmunds siblings made history Thursday night as the first brothers selected in the same opening round. Linebacker Tremaine went 16th to Buffalo. Then older brother safety Terrell, also of Virginia Tech, was chosen 28th by Pittsburgh. Older brother Trey was a rookie running back with the Saints last year. Talk about family pride. "Man, it was great," Tremaine says. "Definitely to see my other brother get drafted tonight, it was a big-time relief for my whole family. I know everybody's excited and I'm excited. It's a long time coming, but we can finally say that we made it." Tremaine is only 19 and will be one of the youngest players in the league. Terrell is 21. "I've always been a young guy, whatever team that I was on," Tremaine says. "I'm a mature guy, so I just say, just listened to my dad, my brother because they've been through the process, try to get things from them and continue to do the things I was doing and be the best player that I can be." Tremaine and Terrell's dad is Ferrell Edmunds, who played seven NFL seasons at tight end. It was a competitive household for Ferrell's sons. "Very competitive," Terrell says. "We stayed in like a cul-de-sac with my cousins as well, so we were all out there playing pickup. We called it pick up and dive. So like you pick up the ball and then you run. It is a never-ending game. "So you pick up the ball, you run until you get tackled. If you get tackled you got to throw the ball in the air. So outside people were losing teeth, coming in with cuts all over and everything, but we just kept on playing, so it's definitely competitive. And in any sport -- basketball, too, because we were basketball players, too, so competitive all the time." Two of the brothers could meet on Dec. 23 when the Steelers are at New Orleans.