April 2013 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

2013 NFL Draft First Round Picks

Apr 25, 2013 7:35 PM

The NFL has converged on New York City for the first round of the 2013 draft. Without two sure-fire picks, as we saw last season with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, there promises to be a lot of drama on Thursday night.

As the action unfolds, check out Jeff Risdon's Mock Draft and see how our expert's predictions matched up with the actual picks.

You can also chat with fellow NFL fans in our NFL Draft forum as the picks are announced.

1. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

3. Miami Dolphins (acquired from Oakland) - Dion Jordon, OLB, Oregon

4. Philadelphia Eagles -Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

5. Detroit Lions - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

6. Cleveland Browns - Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

7. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina

8. St. Louis Rams (acquired from Buffalo) - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

9. New York Jets - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

10. Tennessee Titans - Chance Warmack, G, Alabama 

11. San Diego Chargers - D.J. Fluker, G, Alabama

12. Oakland Raiders (acquired from Miami) - D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

13. New York Jets - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

14. Carolina Panthers - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

15. New Orleans Saints - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

16. St. Louis Rams - E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

18. San Francisco 49ers (from Cowboys) - Eric Reid, S, LSU

19. New York Giants - Justin Pugh, G, Syracuse

20. Chicago Bears - Kyle Long, G, Oregon

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

22. Atlanta Falcons (from Rams) - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

23. Minnesota Vikings - Sharrif Floyd, DT Florida

24. Indianapolis Colts - Bjoren Werner, DE, Florida State

25. Minnesota Vikings - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

26. Green Bay Packers - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

27. Houston Texans - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

28. Denver Broncos - Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

29. Minnesota Vikings (from Patriots) - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

30. St. Louis Rams (from Falcons) - Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

31. Dallas Cowboys (from 49ers) - Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin

32. Baltimore Ravens - Matt Elam, S, Florida

Trades

The Oakland Raiders traded the third overall pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the 12th and 42nd overall selections.

The Buffalo Bills traded the eighth and 71st overall pick to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the 16th, 46th, 78th and 222nd overall selections.

The 49ers traded the No. 31 and No. 74 pick to the Cowboys for the No. 18 pick.

The Falcons traded the No. 30 pick and a sixth rounder to the Rams to acquire No. 22 and a seventh rounder in 2015.

The Vikings have acquired the No. 29 pick from the Patriots for the No. 52, No. 83, No. 102 and No. 229 selections.

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Dez Bryant Motivated By Hate Towards Cowboys

Apr 9, 2013 2:10 PM

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says he is motivated by all the hate towards his team.

"I feel like the greatest thing about being on the Cowboys [is] people love to hate the Cowboys," Bryant told ESPN Radio in El Paso.

"That makes you work 10 times harder. They put the big target on us or whatever, and speaking for myself, it doesn't bother me. I'm pretty sure it doesn't bother a lot of guys. They like that kind of pressure. It makes us want to work hard and makes you want to do what you want to do to get to that big game."

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Dez Bryant Signs Deal With Jordan Brand

Apr 6, 2013 7:01 PM

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand.

"I didn't want to break the ice now, but I'm going to go ahead and put it out there I'm officially with the Jordan brand," Bryant said on Twitter.

After he was drafted, Bryant signed an deal with Under Amour but was released from the agreement less than a year after signing it.

The deal with Jordan Brand is for three years.

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Ware On Romo Contract: 'Put Up Or Shut Up' For Cowboys

Apr 5, 2013 8:21 AM

The lucrative contract extension Tony Romo signed with the Dallas Cowboys last week puts pressure on the team to perform, according to linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

"I feel like everybody is deserving to whatever is given to him, but at the end of the day, to me it's put up or shut up," Ware told the Dallas Morning News.

"I'm just being straight-up honest with you. Get out there and be productive, and that's with any player. Whatever they get, they're deserving of it. You just got to get out there and play and I know he can be and will be the quarterback that is going to be the quarterback that is going to take us to the next level."

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