DALLAS Teams

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys' picks so far through four rounds: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame; 3. Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska; 4. Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma; 4. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

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Dak Prescott is Cowboys' first QB draft pick since 2009

The Cowboys put more work into the quarterback position leading into the draft than they had in years. They brought seven quarterbacks to Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits, including their second fourth-round pick in Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.

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Highlights: Dak Prescott

The Cowboys grabbed the former Mississippi State quarterback late in Round 4. Check out some of Prescott's best highlights.

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Highlights: Derrick Kindred

The Browns grabbed the former TCU safety late in Round 4. Check out some of Kindred's best highlights.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys take QB for just 3rd time since 2001.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have their quarterback, selecting Missisissippi State's Dak Prescott with the 135th pick in the draft. He is the first quarterback the Cowboys have drafted since taking Stephen McGee in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. The Cowboys did extensive work on Prescott leading up to the draft and had him at Valley Ranch for a pre-draft visit.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Could the Cowboys go quarterback here at 135?

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Bio Blast: Andrew Billings

The Bengals grabbed the former Baylor product midway through Round 4. Billings was a first-team All-American and the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts fourth-round pick DT Hassan Ridgeway surprised a lot of people with his decision to go pro early, but he's an athletic 6-foot-3, 303-pounder whose best football is ahead of him. Texas coaches liked to call him "Green Mile" because he's huge, quiet and intimidating.

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Kiper scouting report: Hassan Ridgeway

Get to know the newest Colt, No. 116 overall pick Hassan Ridgeway. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Longhorns defensive tackle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys' picks so far: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame; 3. Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska; 4. Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma

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Was No. 34 too early for Jaylon Smith?

Mel Kiper Jr. is pulling for Smith in the linebacker's recovery from a knee injury, but he thinks the Cowboys might have jumped the gun in taking this risk. Winners and question marks (Insider)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys wanted to draft Paxton Lynch and keep him on the bench for a couple of seasons, which would've drawn praise. They draft LB Jaylon Smith, who will probably miss at least one season with a knee injury, and the pick draws considerable criticism. Interesting.

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Highlights: Charles Tapper

The Cowboys went with a pass-rusher early on Day 4, nabbing Tapper out of Oklahoma. Check out some of the former Sooner's best highlights.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have their first defensive end, selecting Charles Tapper in the fourth round. He had seven sacks last season at Oklahoma.

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Jerry Jones: Cowboys might not draft QB at all

The Cowboys did heavy research on QBs for this draft, but are content with backup Kellen Moore and in no hurry to add a developmental quarterback.

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Sean Lee recovering from minor knee surgery

Dallas linebacker Sean Lee (knee) is expected to return to the offseason program in time for the organized team activities in late May.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said second-round pick Jaylon Smith was among the top five players on the Cowboys' draft board, which would mean they have selected two of their top five players with the team selecting Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, Jerry Jones admits Greg Hardy has no chance to return to Cowboys no matter how dire their situation at DE.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time this offseason Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has ruled out the return of defensive end Greg Hardy. The door is closed.

Thumbs up or down: Jaylon Smith

Taking the injured linebacker from Notre Dame at No. 34 was a high-risk, high-reward move. Was it the right decision? Todd Archer answers