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April 24, 2010

Cowboys select small-school standout DB-kick returner in Round 4, Notre Dame OL in Round 6

 The Dallas Cowboys have selected defensive back-kick returner Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (ah-quasi o-woo-sue on-saw) with the 126th overall pick.

Owusu-Ansah had two interceptions last season for Indiana-Pennsylvania after leading NCAA Division II with eight picks as a junior in 2008. He returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns last season.

The Cowboys moved down seven spots from 119th after swapping fourth-round picks with Miami in a deal Saturday morning that gave them an extra pick. Dallas added the 179th overall pick in the sixth round.

UPDATE: With the 10th pick in the sixth round, 179th overall,  the Dallas Cowboys select offensive lineman Sam Young of Notre Dame.

The Cowboys wrapped up their draft by taking Texas Tech defensive back Jamar Wall 196th overall, the 27th pick in the sixth round, and defensive tackle Sean Lissemore from William and Mary in the seventh round at  234th overall.

-- The Associated Press

According to Peter King's article from Sports Illustrated, Akwasi means "born on Sunday" in the Akan language of Ghana.

What the NFL Draft Tracker from NFL.com had to say about him:

"Owusu-Ansah is a prospect that may take a year or two to make the jump to the next level but has the raw athleticism, attitude and measurables to develop into a solid NFL player."

More draft news: Two picks after the Cowboys' fourth-round selection, the Lions took former North Crowley High School standout Jason Fox (6-7, 305), an offensive lineman from the Miami Hurricanes.

The Raiders took Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell in the fourth round, 108th overall.

Also, at 12:35 p.m., with the last pick in the fifth round, 169th overall, TCU offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse (6-4, 319) was taken by the Green Bay Packers. Newhouse, a real stalwart for the Frogs the past three seasons, is the third TCU player taken in this year's draft, after Jerry Hughes in the first round and Daryl Washington in the second. Mel Kiper has TCU deep snapper Clint Gresham as the second best player available on the board.

Jamar Wall was the first Texas Tech player taken, and he was followed later in the sixth round by two Big 12 players, wide receiver David Gettis of Baylor at 198 overall and defensive back Jordan Pugh of Texas A&M at 202 overall.

The draft ended about 4:15 p.m. and Mr. Irrelevant is wide receiver Tim Toone of Weber State.

Mississippi quarterback Jevan Snead, the former Stephenville standout who transferred from Texas after losing out to Colt McCoy for the Longhorns' starting position, was not drafted.



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Ugh I hate the cowboys. Terrible team, just terrible. Blech!

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