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Friday, May 31, 2013
Cowboys had different view of Long

By Staff

Kyle Long
Kyle Long said even he was surprised he was drafted so high after being taken at No. 20.
The Dallas Cowboys apparently didn't share the same enthusiasm for Kyle Long as did the Bears, who selected the Oregon guard with the No. 20 pick in the draft.

According to bloggingtheboys.com, which was able to piece together the Cowboys draft board based on photos and videos of interviews from various angles with Jerry Jones standing in front of the board, Dallas had targeted Long as a low third-round selection. He was No. 66 on their board.

Maybe it was the fact Long started just four games for the Ducks, not providing an extensive body of work.

Then again, depending on your view of the Cowboys' draft history, maybe the disparity isn't such a bad thing.

The selection of Long that high did surprise many -- including Long -- but general manager Phil Emery said he couldn't pass up on Long's combination of athleticism and versatility.

Both teams had Bears' second-round pick Jon Bostic slotted nearly the same.

The one Bears' pick who was ranked higher by the Cowboys was Georgia defensive end Cornelius Washington, was ranked No. 107 by Dallas and picked at No. 188 by the Bears.