It will be some time before it is known where the Dallas Cowboys draft pick will fall
The Dallas Cowboys must wait nearly two months to find out if they’ll have the No. 16 or No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. That’s because the Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens both ended up with an 8-8 record. The NFL will flip a coin to determine who gets which pick at the NFL Scouting Combine in late February.
Either way, the Cowboys’ draft standing will be only slightly better than last year’s No. 18 overall selection, which the Cowboys dealt for the No. 31 overall pick and an extra third-round selection. That trade yielded center Travis Frederick at No. 31 overall.
Right now the Cowboys have a selection in each round of this draft except the sixth round. The Cowboys dealt that selection to Kansas City for linebacker Edgar Jones before the season. The Chiefs kicked in a seventh-round pick in the deal.
The Cowboys also acquired a seventh-round pick for 2014 when they dealt tight end Dante Rosario to the Chicago Bears.
Right now the Cowboys have eight draft picks, but that number could grow depending upon how many compensatory picks the Cowboys are awarded by the NFL after losing more unrestricted free agents than they signed last offseason. Those compensatory selections will be released before the 2014 NFL Draft, which is set for early May.