The draft is now in the rear view mirror, but like anything worth the wait, it stays with you much longer than the event. The Dallas Cowboys started the weekend with 10 selections, then used a sly trade back to steal the Philadelphia Eagles’ third-round pick, No. 84, knowing that WR DeVonta Smith was going to end up in the division no matter what they did.
Here’s a look at their 11 picks, 8 of them on defense and three more on offense. It’s a wide assortment of players, but as per normal the Cowboys chose mostly from Power-5 conferences with 10 selections spread across the Big 10, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12, and another from Conference USA. It all adds up to a class full of big-game experience and mostly players who were on the field in 2020. Take a look at some classic captures from USA Today Images, the Associated Press and the player’s schools.