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42mTodd Archer

Charles Tapper made football his fast track

Charles Tapper initially wanted to be a basketball player, but the Dallas Cowboys' fourth-round pick realized that football was his ticket to success.

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Jerry Jones on the importance of drafting Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith (0:23)
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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones on the importance of drafting Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith

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Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott's high character (0:29)
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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said Dak Prescott's high character allowed the Cowboys to classify his March DUI as a one-time mistake - not a potential pattern of behavior.

Cowboys' best pick: Ezekiel Elliott

With the NFL's best offensive line in front of him, the Ohio State running back has a great chance to be an immediate starter and a high-impact rookie from Day 1. Todd McShay (Insider)

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Dak Prescott selected by Dallas Cowboys in Round 4 (2:07)
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Moreland smashes three-run homer to right (0:26)
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Calhoun goes full extension on this nice catch (0:25)
Chuck Burton

No clear QB succession plan in Big D

While some teams make a regular habit of drafting quarterbacks, the Cowboys aren't one of them. Dak Prescott, taken in the fourth round, was Dallas' first QB pick since 2009. It's unusual considering the age and injury history of Tony Romo. Ten draft takeaways

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Cowboys draft success depends in Jaylon Smith's knee (1:39)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cowboys' draft class: 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; 6. Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue, 6. Kavon Frazier, S, Central Michigan; 6. Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan; 6. Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones just referred to Jason Garrett as Mr. Process

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Highlights: Rico Gathers

With the second of back-to-back sixth-round compensatory picks, the Cowboys rolled the dice on a basketball player. Check out some of Gathers' biggest highlights on the hardwood.