Monday, March 24, 2014
Cowboys get three compensatory picks
By Calvin Watkins
ORLANDO -- The NFL announced Monday the Cowboys will receive three additional compensatory draft picks in the May draft.
The team has a total of 11 draft picks, including six in the seventh-round.
A total of 32 compensatory draft selections were awarded to 13 teams.
The Cowboys can't trade the compensatory picks, however. The team has a selection in every round but the sixth, and before the compensatory picks were announced, had three picks in the last round.
Under the rules for compensatory draft picks, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
The Cowboys lost linebacker Victor Butler, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, cornerback Mike Jenkins and tight end John Phillips last season in free agency. The team gained linebacker Justin Durant in free agency.
The Cowboys have been awarded 33 compensatory picks picks since 1994, tied for the second-most in the NF with Green Bay.
Baltimore has gained the most compensatory picks with 41.