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Friday, April 27, 2012
Moving back into second round was too much

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING, Texas -- With Round 3 of the NFL draft over, the Dallas Cowboys could only wonder what might have been if they had kept their second-round pick.

Instead, that pick went to the St. Louis Rams as part of a trade that brought cornerback Morris Clairborne.

The Cowboys did field some calls about getting back into the second round, but the price was too much.

"We bantered about some calls," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "We wanted to resist temptations loading up because it would have been too heavy to move back in there."

St. Louis ended up trading the pick it received from Dallas to the Chicago Bears, who selected wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, a wide receiver from South Carolina.

Saturday, the Cowboys have five draft picks, starting with two in the fourth round.