Two quarterbacks once thought to be in the first round mix just came off the board.
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, who owns 21 NCAA records, just went in the sixth round (No. 186) to the Washington Redskins. His poor performance against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl seemed to legitimize the dreaded label of system quarterback.
Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson went later in the round (No. 198) to the New York Giants. His stock plummeted with a poor performance at the combine and questions about his delivery.
The Cowboys have definitely added speed at the cornerback position.
Fifth-round pick Orlando Scandrick had the third-fastest time among cornerbacks in the 40-yard dash at the 2008 Scouting Combine with a 4.32. Only Tyvon Branch of Connecticut (4.31, 4th round to Oakland) and Justin King of Penn State (4.31, 4th round to St. Louis) were faster.
First round pick Mike Jenkins (4.38) was also among the top 10 cornerback times at the Combine.
Middle Tennesee State defensive end Erik Walden (6-foot-2, 246 pounds) will be converted to linebacker with the Cowboys. It will be the same kind of transition that DeMarcus Ware (who played in the same conference at Troy) had moving to linebacker coming out of the Sun Belt.
Cowboys running back Marion Barber's little brother Dom Barber, a defensive back from Minnesota, was just drafted by the Houston Texans in sixth round. The brothers are very close and Dallas will host Houston in the preseason. A good ol' Barber family reunion. Dom does a lot more talking than Marion so maybe we can find out more about Marion from Dom.
The Cowboys will conduct their rookie mini-camp Friday-Sunday. Felix Jones and co. will be coming to town as Cowboys for the first time and will workout Friday and Saturday. Dallas will get a chance to see what these guys look like on the Valley Ranch practice fields.