Sunday, April 26, 2009

2009 NFL Draft Results

Here are the complete Dallas Cowboys draft results:

3rd-round - #5 (69): Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois
3rd-round - #11 (75): Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State

4th-round - #1 (101): Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M
4th-round - #10 (110): Victor Butler, OLB, Oregon State
4th-round - #20 (120): Brandon Williams, DE, Texas Tech

5th-round - #7 (143): DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati
5th-round - #30 (166): Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson
5th-round - #36 (172): David Buehler, K, USC

6th-round - #24 (197): Stephen Hodge, OLB, TCU
6th-round - #35 (208): John Phillips, TE, Virginia

7th-round - #18 (227): Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati
7th-round - #20 (229): Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma

Friday, April 24, 2009

Does Jerry Jones need a "straightjacket"?

For the first time, the NFL draft won't start at noon (ET) on Saturday. Instead, the first day of the draft, which includes the first and second round, will kick off at 4 p.m.

And for the first time since 2004, the Cowboys don't have a pick in the first round of the draft. (See Cowboys full draft history here.)

With the 51st overall pick being the Cowboys' first pick in 2009, will Jerry Jones be patient enough to wait until perhaps 10:30 PM (ET)?

"We're going to put him in a straitjacket," executive vice president Stephen Jones joked.

"You're right," [Jerry Jones] said. "Put me in a straitjacket."

As the Dallas Morning News points out, the Cowboys, who made five draft-day trades last year, have made a total of 51 draft-day trades in the past 20 drafts.

In addition to their second-round pick, the Cowboys have 10 picks from the third round on.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

2009 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

Earlier this week, the NFL announced their 2009 schedule. Here is the Cowboys schedule, which features six prime-time games:

9/13: Dallas at Tampa Bay
9/20: Giants at Dallas (SNF)
9/28: Carolina at Dallas (MNF)
10/4: Dallas at Denver
10/11: Dallas at Kansas City
10/25: Atlanta at Dallas
11/1: Seattle at Dallas
11/9: Dallas at Philadelphia (SNF)
11/15: Dallas at Green Bay
11/22: Washington at Dallas
11/26: Oakland at Dallas (T-Day)
12/6: Dallas at Giants
12/13: San Diego at Dallas
12/19: Dallas at New Orleans (Sat.)
12/27: Dallas at Washington (SNF)
1/3: Philadelphia at Dallas

The Cowboys bye week is week 6.

The most challenging part of the schedule will be the final five games in December and January. Of course, that's been the most challenging part of the Cowboys schedule yearly regardless of who they play.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

MBIII and Felix healthy again

All reports out Valley Ranch are that running backs Marion Barber and Felix Jones are healthy again.

Both suffered toe injuries that affected the end of their seasons.

Jones is "running and cutting normally." Barber is back to his challenging workouts that have induced vomiting for Vikings WR Sidney Rice, who is working out with Barber.

Coach Wade Phillips plans on using a three-headed running attack in 2009 with Barber, Jones and Tashard Choice, who played well while Barber was limited and Jones was on IR.