Cowboys take a risk with Bryant

Concerns about talented receiver's foundation mean team better have done homework

Updated: April 23, 2010, 3:37 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jerry Jones, the man who signs the checks around Valley Ranch, had said the wide receiver spot wasn't a need for the Dallas Cowboys.

But on Thursday night, the first of the extended three-day NFL draft, Jones made a bold decision, moving up to take Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys could have waited with the No. 27 pick and taken a cornerback such as Boise State's Kyle Wilson, or Penn State defensive end Jared Odrick. Indiana tackle Rodger ...

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