Follow along with the 2019 NFL Draft and discuss all the moves."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys 2019 DraftNFL Draft 2019 live thread II: Cowboys needs & discussion Womens Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , draft orderNew,583commentsFollow along with the 2019 NFL Draft and discuss all the moves.CDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft 2019 live thread II: Cowboys needs & discussion, draft orderChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsOur second open thread for discussing the first round of the 2019 NFL draft.It’s finally here. The 2019 NFL draft is about to get underway, and it’s time to find out what the rest of the NFL does as the Cowboys sit out the first round. Unless the Cowboys shock us all and trade back into the first round, we’ll be sitting this one out secure with Amari Cooper. Feel free to discuss the draft in the comments below.Cowboys Needs:Safety: Xavier Woods is one piece of the puzzle but the Cowboys are looking to upgrade from Jeff Heath. Based on their pre-draft visits, they certainly are making the position a priority. Keep an eye on how many safeties go in the first round, especially the names Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Johnathan Abram, Juan Thornhill and Taylor Rapp. Defensive Tackle: David Irving is no longer here, and the Cowboys were soft at times up the middle last year, especially when the Rams ran all over them in the playoff game. With Maliek Collins and others in the final year of their contract, solidifying the position is important.Running Back: The Cowboys need a backup for Ezekiel Elliott. They will pick one at some point in the draft.Tight end: Jason Witten is back on a one-year deal, and Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz have potential. But getting a true receiving weapon at the position would add a new dimension to the offense.Defensive end/cornerback: You can’t have enough of either.2019 NFL Draft orderRound 11. Arizona Cardinals 2. San Francisco 49ers 3. New York Jets 4. Oakland Raiders 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6. New York Giants 7. Jacksonville Jaguars 8. Detroit Lions 9. Buffalo Bills 10. Denver Broncos 11. Cincinnati Bengals 12. Green Bay Packers 13. Miami Dolphins 14. Atlanta Falcons 15. Washington Redskins 16. Carolina Panthers 17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns) 18. Minnesota Vikings 19. Tennessee Titans 20. Pittsburgh Steelers 21. Seattle Seahawks 22. Baltimore Ravens 23. Houston Texans 24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)25. Philadelphia Eagles 26. Indianapolis Colts 27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)28. Los Angeles Chargers 29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs)30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)31. Los Angeles Rams 32. New England Patriots Rest of the draft order for all rounds can be found here.Cowboys draft picks:Second round #58Third round #90Fourth round #128Fourth round #136Fifth round #165Seventh round #241 It’s hard to criticize Jerry Jones these days." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBlogging The BoysBlogging The Boys Michael Gallup Jersey , a Dallas Cowboys fan communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryCowboysOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsFiled underallas Cowboys GeneralStability at the top has become a Cowboys strengthNew,117commentsIt’s hard to criticize Jerry Jones these days.CDTShareTweetShareShareStability at the top has become a Cowboys strengthAdd Will McClay, and you have reasons for hope for Dallas’ future.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOnce upon a time, the NFL world tended to laugh at Jerry Jones. He is always colorful and frequently throws his weight around as one of the most influential owners in the league, but the humor was mostly directed at him also taking the job of general manager of his team. He was seen as being in over his head and frequently blundering in coaching hires and roster building.That laughter has pretty much died down, except among a few curmudgeons who focus more on the past than what is going on now. Jones made more than his share of missteps, but since he didn’t have to worry about being fired, he was able to grow into his job. Now, the Cowboys are looking suspiciously like a well run team with an exciting future. This comes to mind as a couple of the new targets for derision have filled the headlines with some strange decisions of late. Specifically, the two teams from New York/New Jersey have made some very strange moves this year. Our beloved division rivals the Giants, under the benevolent, kindhearted ownership headed by John Mara, are still riding with Eli Manningwhile trading away his most potent target Womens Leighton Vander Esch Jersey , Odell Beckham Jr. They did address the future quarterback succession by drafting Daniel Jones from Duke with the sixth overall pick, but most have a Jedi-like belief that he is not the QB they are looking for. Meanwhile, the Jets have recently fired Mike Maccagnan, giving head coach Adam Gase the GM responsibilities in the interim, which he quickly exercised by trading away LB Darron Lee, their 2016 first-round pick. At least he drove a hard bargain, getting a sixth-round pick in return from the Kansas City Chiefs. Oh, wait.Say what you will about Jerry Jones, he and his staff have avoided making highly questionable moves in recent years. The worst thing that can be brought up is the lack of production from former first-round selection Taco Charlton. Most of their moves, like taking Leighton Vander Esch in the first last year and the trade for Amari Cooper, have had an immediate favorable impact that exceeded a lot of expectations.Part of the success of late grows out of something that is masked by the often hilarious or befuddling utterances of Jones when he is drawn to microphones like a moth to a flame. He is a shrewd and smart businessman who brings more acumen to his GM role than some admit. Part of that is his ability to select subordinates that he is able to trust and work with and delegate to appropriately. A bit paradoxically, holding the real power in the organization frees him to use his lieutenants more effectively by sharing more authority than most of his GM peers.No one is more important to his operation than his son, executive VP Stephen Jones Michael Gallup Jersey White , who is at the least a co-GM, and in many ways carries most of the day-to-day load of the job. It is Stephen who does the real work in contract negotiations. The Cowboys have some big extensions to sort out in the near term, with Dak Prescott, Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott seen as the top priorities. All three players have made some calming comments about not worrying about the negotiations while they focus on getting ready for the season. It is a refreshing change from the apparent acrimony that was reported during the DeMarcus Lawrence haggling. But that worked out, and as happens when a player has his financial future secured, old grievances were quickly left behind. Things are in good hands with the younger Jones.Then there is the not-so-secret weapon, Will McClay. The head of scouting has done a superb job finding future contributors in the draft, with some true success stories in Prescott, Elliott, Vander Esch, and Lawrence. Some lesser but still significant finds have come in the later rounds in players like Xavier Woods and Anthony Brown. And McClay undoubtedly had a role in the trades for Cooper and Robert Quinn. The latter is one that still has to be proven on the field, but it looks like a likely win for the team Dak Prescott Jersey , and also marked a departure of sorts from recent years when the team was seen as too conservative in going after veteran help. That is another under-reported trait of Jerry. He is more flexible in his thinking than many other GMs. He often does not behave like the septuagenarian he is. Part of that is probably the influence of Stephen, but it is still a remarkable amount of ability to move on from old ideas and try something new. Many much younger GMs are less willing to take a chance. Job security plays a significant role, of course. Jerry only has to answer to himself, and that is a rare freedom Dallas Cowboys Maliek Collins Jersey for the GM position.