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Jaylon Smith overwhelmed, drafted by the Cowboys (0:51)

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami Dolphins second round pick Xavien Howard led the Big 12 with 33.5 disrupted drop backs (sacks/INT/batted passes/passes defensed) in 2015. The former Baylor cornerback had five interceptions as a junior before declaring early for the NFL.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys' picks so far through two rounds: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Xavien Howard goes to the Dolphins. 6-foot, 201. Size and length. That's what every DB coach in the league wants. Play press. Challenge the release.

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Highlights: Xavien Howard

Get to know the newest Dolphin, No. 38 overall pick Xavien Howard, with a package of his Baylor highlights.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

At the start of the season the Cowboys will not have their four most-recent second-round picks on the field with this year's selection Jaylon Smith needing a redshirt year because of a knee injury. The 2014 second rounder, DeMarcus Lawrence, is facing a four-game suspension and the 2015 second rounder Randy Gregory, will miss the first four games because of a suspension. Tight end Gavin Escobar, their second rounder in 2013, is expected to start the season on the physically unable to perform list because of a torn Achilles.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen and Blues goalie Brian Elliott lead their teams onto the ice for warmups.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith graded out as a Top 5 player before the knee injury. Pass rush ability, athleticism and pro size. Rare talent. Could be a steal for the Cowboys when he is fully healthy and back on the field. Smith is expected to sit during the 2016 season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have made the move with Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith at No. 34 overall. He will not play this year but the Cowboys are comfortable giving him time. Team doctor Dr. Daniel Cooper performer Smith's surgery and knows everything that needs to be done big healthy Cowboys would have considered him at No. 4.

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W2W4: St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars, Game 1

The second-round opener pits Jamie Benn vs. Alex Steen and two of hockey's most effective pests in St. Louis' Steve Ott and Dallas' Antoine Roussel.

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Bio Blast: Jaylon Smith

Dallas nabbed a consensus first-team All-American with the No. 34 overall selection. Smith led Notre Dame in tackles in each of the last two seasons.

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Kiper scouting report: Jaylon Smith

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film on Dallas' second-round pick, Jaylon Smith. What makes the linebacker such a special talent?

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said they will be "heavy" defense in the rest of the draft but also mentioned quarterback and interior offensive lineman as possibilities. Losing Ogbah and Dodd with first two picks of second round hurt.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' newest running back, Ezekiel Elliott, will wear No. 21.

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Former Longhorn takes rookie under his wings (4:55)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys executive Vice President. Stephen Jones said the Cowboys are not moving up from the 34th pick. "I don't know where that came from," Jones said. He said the Cowboys could move down from No. 34.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys first round pick Ezekiel Elliott has arrived at Valley Ranch in a fresh blue suit. He will meet the media soon.

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Favorite pick from first round? (1:16)
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Ezekiel Elliott Ultimate Highlight (1:23)
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Ezekiel Elliott Ultimate Highlight (1:33)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

By taking Ezekiel Elliott in the first round Thursday, the Cowboys have had their first draft pick visit the team's Valley Ranch facility before the draft in 10 of the last 12 years. The only two first picks not to visit were DeMarcus Ware (2005) and Morris Claiborne (2012)

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Jumping the gun on quarterbacks

Selecting a quarterback on Day 1 isn't always a successful strategy. Since 2011, quarterbacks selected on Day 2 have combined for a higher win percentage and more playoff victories than their first-round counterparts.