Friday, April 27, 2012
Cowboys could have had Peter Konz at No. 45
By Tim MacMahon
Moving up for the best defensive player on their board probably cost the Cowboys the best center in the draft.
Wisconsin center Peter Konz was available with the No. 45 overall pick, which the Cowboys gave that up along with No. 14 overall to acquire the sixth overall pick from the St. Louis Rams and select cornerback Morris Claiborne. If the Cowboys had drafted Konz, he likely would have immediately replaced Phil Costa at starting center.
Konz did not make a pre-draft visit to Valley Ranch, but the Cowboys did attend Wisconsin's pro day.
The Rams ended up trading the pick to the Chicago Bears, who selected South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffrey.