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April 22, 2013

Garrett talks draft, offseason workouts

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett broke away from preparing for the NFL draft to attend the annual Taste of the NFL Tailgate party on Sunday night at the Gaylord Texan's Glass Cactus.

He took pictures with fans and took time to chat for a few minutes.

Garrett said the Cowboys don't have 32 players listed as first-round picks, and that the draft was deep at certain positions and not so deep in others.

Garrett refused to lament the fact that the Cowboys have just six picks because of the trade for center Ryan Cook last year. Cook ended starting the majority of the season and was well worth the seventh-round pick.

Garrett said attendance was great for the first week of the offseason program. He said was not surprised defensive end Anthony Spencer was a full participant despite being in the middle of contract negotiations.

Spencer signed his $10.6 million franchise tender but is seeking a long term deal from the Cowboys.

Garrett said that Spencer showed last season that he was not only a great player but a team leader and he is only continuing his leadership in the offseason program.

-- Clarence Hill

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