What Have the Cowboys Done in Round 3 and Beyond in the Past?

Day 1 of the 2009 Draft is over. And after waiting hours and hours for the Cowboys to make their first selection, the #51 is traded away to the Buffalo Bills for 2 more picks on Day 2.

Cowboy Nation screamed and threw their hands up in the air asking the simple question, “Why?”

Maybe it’s not such a simple question after all. Maybe we will hear an explanation, maybe not.

It’s over now, so it doesn’t matter. So lets take a look at what the Cowboys have done in recent years in the 3rd Round and beyond.


4 Tashard Choice Georgia Tech  
5 Orlando Scandrick Boise State  
6 Erik Walden Middle Tenn. State


3 James Marten Boston College  
4 Isaiah Stanback Washington  
4 Doug Free Northern Illinois  
6 Nicholas Folk Arizona  
6 Deon Anderson Connecticut  
7 Courtney Brown Cal Poly-S.L.O.  
7 Alan Ball Illinois


3 Jason Hatcher Grambling State  
4 Skyler Green Louisiana State  
5 Pat Watkins Florida State  
6 Montavious Stanley Louisville  
7 Pat McQuistan Weber State  
7 E.J. Whitley Texas Tech


4 Marion Barber Minnesota  
4 Chris Canty Virginia  
6 Justin Beriault Ball State  
6 Rob Petitti Pittsburgh  
7 Jay Ratliff Auburn

I think some of those names speak for themselves. Trent Edwards on ESPN said it best today when he said, “the later rounds are where you find your meat and potatoes. The first and second rounds you might find your superstars, but you build your foundation with the guys you find in the later rounds.”

Now those may not have been his exact words, but that’s the jist of it.


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