IRVING, Texas -- The last time Dallas picked three defensive players with its first three picks of the NFL draft was 2005.
Ware and Spears are still with the team while Burnett played with the Miami Dolphins last season. Ware is considered one of the best pass rushers in the game, as evident by his 99.5 career sacks and six consecutive Pro Bowl selections.
Spears has been a solid performer for the Cowboys at defensive end. Burnett left the team in free agency following the 2008 season after spending four seasons as a backup linebacker.