Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks

May 1, 2011 by staff 

Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks, Jason Garrett offers a simple explanation of why only two of the eight players selected for the defense-challenged Dallas Cowboys game on that side of the ball, and had nothing to do with him being an offensive-minded coach.

“It’s the way the board fell. Try to follow the advice,” said Garrett. “And this project is weighted toward offense.”

After selecting Southern California against Tyron Smith (first round), North Carolina linebacker Bruce Carter (second) and Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (third) in the first two days, things stop the Cowboys on Saturday at the election of State Missouri guard David Arkin (fourth), Buffalo cornerback Josh Thomas (fifth), East Carolina receiver Dwayne Harris (sixth), Georgia fullback Shaun Chapas (seventh) and Wisconsin center Bill Nagy (seventh).

Is the least amount of defensive players, Jerry Jones, has developed since he bought the Cowboys in 1989.

“I really recognized the preparation of the board,” said Jones. “As it turned out, we follow.”

“Slavish devotion to their browsers’ Dallas evaluations was underscored by the fact that only the second time since Jones has started, the team finished a project without a trade. The only other time was in 2000.

“Not that we had some real things to think and the high level of anxiety that accompanies such decisions, but simply decided not to trade,” he said.

The executive vice president Stephen Jones suggested that the defense, which was the next to last in points allowed last season, was strengthened through free agency and / or trades, once labor peace is reached.

“It is important to follow your advice and not say, ‘Oh, we have a need in this position, we’re going to take that type even though it is two rounds below this other guy,’” said Garrett, who participated in his first draft as coach after replacing Wade Phillips defensive minded mid-season last year. “If you are able to do that, you’re going to draft the best players, and his team will be better.”

The selections of Smith and Arkin marked the third time in eight years of Dallas has used two of their first four picks to select offensive linemen. The couple is expected to bolster an offensive line that included downed only holder under 30 years old a season ago.

Arkin started all 44 games of his college and is known for his tenacity.

“I’m an aggressive guy, a finisher,” Arkin said in a conference call. “I’ll play through the whistle. I am a physical presence. Definitely I have a bit of a mean streak, but I’m looking for my mom right now, so I do not know how to say it is.”

Arkin did not receive any offers from Kansas or Kansas State out of high school in Wichita, in part because he had not physically flowers.

He is now 6 feet 5 inches, 300 pounds.

“It’s one of those guys to watch him play, that is obvious,” Garrett said Arkin. “The way we finished the plays, how physical and aggressive than he plays. It is versatile enough to play two different points.”

Born in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill, known for its pure play hard, 50-10, 196 pounds Thomas had only two interceptions in college. In an impressive display of honesty, admitted the need to work on their hands after falling six interceptions.

The 5-9, 200-pound Harris, who also can return kicks, is another project. Was the MVP last seasoning Conference USA, but “his lack of explosiveness and stone hands off scouts at the Senior Bowl,” according to

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