Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dallas Cowboys 2009 Draft Results

Here are the complete Dallas Cowboys draft results:

Round 3 - #5 (69): Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois
Round 3 - #11 (75): Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State
Round 4 - #1 (101): Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M
Round 4 - #10 (110): Victor Butler, OLB, Oregon State
Round 4 - #20 (120): Brandon Williams, DE, Texas Tech
Round 5 - #7 (143): DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati
Round 5 - #30 (166): Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson
Round 5 -#36 (172): David Buehler, K, USC
Round 6 - #24 (197): Stephen Hodge, OLB, TCU
Round 6 - #35 (208): John Phillips, TE, Virginia
Round 7 - #18 (227): Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati
Round 7 - #20 (229): Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma

Cowboys take Jason Williams with their first pick

Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys traded out of the 51st overall pick, which would have been their first overall pick.

Instead, the Cowboys first pick came today with the 69th overall pick.

With that pick, they've selected Western Illinois OLB Jason Williams.

According to, Williams is the 11th-ranked OLB in this year's draft class. Williams forced six fumbles in 2008 and is the NCAA all-time leader in forced fumbles (14).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

The NFL has released the 2009 regular season schedule.

Here is the Cowboys schedule:

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
- week 6 bye -
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 (Thanksgiving)
12/6: Dallas at Giants
12/13: San Diego at Dallas
12/19: Dallas at New Orleans (Saturday)
12/27: Dallas at Washington (SNF)
1/3: Philadelphia at Dallas

Considering the December-January struggles of this team, the NFL didn't do the Cowboys any favors with the five games scheduled post-Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

No offer from Jets for Austin

Last week, Cowboys restricted free agent receiver Miles Austin visited with the New York Jets.

It was believed that the Jets would be offering Austin a contract. However, Rich Cimini of the Daily News is reporting that the Jets won't be making an offer to Austin.

Had the Jets offered Austin a contract, and the Cowboys did not match the offer, they would have received the Jets' second-round pick (number 52 overall) as compensation.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Patrick Turner to visit Cowboys next week

The Dallas Cowboys will visit with USC wide receiver Patrick Turner at the end of next week.

Turner had 10 touchdowns for USC last year and is a big target (6'5").

He is projected to be drafted in the late rounds of this year's draft.

Cowboys invite three more LBs to visit next week

The Dallas Cowboys have invited three additional linebackers to participate in workouts next week.

The NFL allows 30 non-area prospects to visit with teams.

The additional prospects that will visit the Cowboys next week are Ohio State's Marcus Freeman, South Carolina's Jasper Brinkley and Northern Illinois' Larry English. They had already invited Richmond defensive end Lawrence Sidbury and Western Illinois' linebacker Jason Williams.

The Cowboys will host 12 prospects on Monday for "Dallas Day."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Miles Austin visits Jets

Per Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger, Dallas Cowboys restricted free agent Miles Austin visited with the Jets today. The Jets told Austin that they intend on making him an offer.

As a restricted free agent, the Cowboys would have seven days to match any offer that the Jets make. If the Cowboys choose not to match the offer sheet, the Jets would have to compensate the Cowboys with their second-round pick (number 52 overall).

The Cowboys' first pick (since the 20th overall pick went to Detroit as part of the Roy Williams trade) is the 51st pick.

Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News argues that a low-cost option to replace Austin (if the Cowboys don't match an offer by the Jets) would be to sign ex-Jaguars receiver Matt Jones.

Matt Jones, who was QB for Arkansas and a Jaguars first-round pick, was arrested for violating the terms of probation from a previous felony cocaine charge that was reduced.

If Jones can avoid a lengthy suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, he might be a viable option. Jones had the best (football) year of his life in 2008 with 65 receptions for 761 yards (both career-highs).