The Cowboys had a gameplan and executed it to perfection. The defense got all the attention in the 7th round coming away with some serious potential from all five picks.
The Fearsome Fivesome:
7th Round (#231): Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford
7th Round (#238): Will Smith, OLB, Texas Tech
7th Round (#248): Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor
7th Round (#251): Ken Bishop, DT, Northern Illinois
7th Round (#254): Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
The Cowboys will throw all these guys into the current mix of defensive players and they’ll go with the top impact play making players when the season starts.
I like the Gardner pick, as he’ll be a Tyrone Crawford type player with the position flex of playing at defensive end or some defensive tackle. He attacks the QB and we needed more pass rushing specialist in this draft.
Ken Bishop is the other player I really liked grabbing here in the 7th round, he’ll come in and compete for some 3-tech rotation.
The Cowboys will be working the phones quickly to sign some undrafted rookie free agents.