Recapping the Dallas Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft picks, plus their Twitter handles and new jersey numbers:
1. Michigan DE Taco Charlton (28th overall) @TheSupremeTaco 97
2. Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie (60th overall) @Chido___ 33
3. Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis (92nd overall) @JourdanJD 27
4. North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer (133rd overall) @Switz03 10
6. Louisiana Tech S Xavier Woods (191st overall) @its_hollyWOODS 25
6. Florida State CB Marquez White (216th overall) @_thequilt 39
7. Florida DT Joey Ivie (228th overall) @JoeyIvie 74
7. Ohio State WR Noah Brown (239th overall) @Nb_Eight0 85
7. Colorado DT Jordan Carrell (246th overall) @jordancarrell92 69
A so-far summary of their UDFA signings:
Austin Appleby, QB, Florida
Woody Baron, DT, Virginia Tech
Brian Brown, WR, Richmond
Michael Coe, OL, North Dakota
Kennan Gilchrist, OLB, Appalachian State
Blake Jarwin, TE, Oklahoma State
Joe Jones, LB, Northwestern
Levon Myers, OL, Northern Illinois
Lewis Neal, Edge, LSU
Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan
Dan Skipper, OT, Arkansas
Nate Theaker, OG, Wayne State
Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple
Lucas Wacha, Edge, Wyoming
And … our Dallas Cowboys “Say What?’’ Quoteboard - The Top 20 Quotes From The Weekend
QUOTEBOARD 1: BETTER
"We all agreed when the bell rung to end the draft that we're better.’’ — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
QUOTEBOARD 2: DOMINANCE
”I think I can really be a dominant player. If you watch a lot of the big games, I was able to take over those games and make big plays and be an impact player. And I think I can do that in Dallas." - First-round defensive end Taco Charlton
QUOTEBOARD 3: IRON
"Iron sharpens iron as one man sharpens another. You need great players in practice and you need to practice very well to perform very well." - Second-round cornerback Chidobe Awuzie on prepping to face Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler Dez Bryant
QUOTEBOARD 4: INNOCENT!
“All charges will be dropped. I think I’ll be exonerated. I’m completely innocent. I believe that wholeheartedly.” - Third-round cornerback Jourdan Lewis, on a domestic-violence charge.
QUOTEBOARD 5: ‘BELIEVE’
“(‘Believe’) is my absolute favorite word. It is my mantra, what I live by." - Fourth-round receiver Ryan Switzer on the tattoo inside his lower lip. … and is involved in gymnastics, kinda …
QUOTEBOARD 6: DAK-FRIENDLY
“That’s a ‘Dak-friendly’ pick. He likes that. That fits with him and how he did in college." - Jerry on how Switzer fits with QB Dak Prescott.
QUOTEBOARD 7: ANOTHER ‘X’
“He was by far the highest-rated player on our board. We decided to pull the trigger on that, and of course it certainly was a position of need if you look at it in terms of the safeties we lost in free agency, it was sure nice to get a guy like Woods.” - COO Stephen Jones on sixth-round safety Xavier Woods … who pulls the Hat out of the Bag, below …
QUOTEBOARD 8: ALPHAS
“These guys are alphas. They’re going to come in and do what they do. They’ll find a way to contribute. It’s easy to picture these guys playing in the league.” - Secondary coach Joe Baker on the four DBs drafted by Dallas.
QUOTEBOARD 9: VIOLENCE
"I have that motor. I feel like I play violently.’’ - Seventh-round defensive tackle Joey Ivie.
QUOTEBOARD 10: NASTY
“I bring a nasty edge to a team. I’m going to battle all game long.’’ — Seventh-round receiver Noah Brown.
QUOTEBOARD 11: ZEKE INFLUENCE
"I don't mind telling you that the No. 1 agent for Brown was Zeke Elliott. He really had a lot of neat things about Brown and he was of course there (at Ohio State) with Brown two years ago. He has a high value on what Brown can potentially bring to the table." - Jerry Jones.
QUOTEBOARD 12: DEZ CHECK-IN
“Don’t be afraid to reach for greatness. I want it.’’ - Dez Bryant
QUOTEBOARD 13: MORE GOOD DEEDS?
"We've actually had a report since the (Monday) press conference and it's even more encouraging in terms of the progress that he's making. I really do think he has - it's in God's hands in terms of how you heal medically, but - a great opportunity to really start to have full regeneration as we close in on the season. Of course he's doing some incredible work out here already, with it not 100 percent. He's making huge jumps." - Stephen Jones on Jaylon Smith.
QUOTEBOARD 14: MORE BAD DEEDS?
“We had not been informed that he has (failed another drug test) and I don’t know what ‘another’ means. So, I would be very dubious of any information regarding it. I find that ambiguous looking at sometimes the paperwork. So as far as comments or people talking about it, if Randy said he did, then I’ll take this back. But seriously, I would be very skeptical of the information about anybody handling drug tests. Again, there’s times when numbers have not a bearing on stats. You follow me?’’ — Jerry Jones on Randy Gregory. (And no sir, we do not follow you.)
QUOTEBOARD 15: ABSOLUTELY FALSE
"Absolutely not. I don't know who started that. That's completely erroneous. We heard things and that's never been the case. No one in this organization has ever insinuated or implied that we'd do anything with Orlando other than have him on the field." - Jerry on talk of trading Orlando Scandrick.
QUOTEBOARD 16: ABSOLUTELY TRUE
“It’s true. I’m giving you the answer I was given.’’ - Scandrick himself, to CHQ.
QUOTEBOARD 17: WHY NOT WATT?
"I would not bet against T.J. Watt. Everything about him is plus, plus, plus. The toughest thing for him with us is just there are some risks there because you don't see it on tape as much of him putting his hand in the ground. Whenever we're grading players, if there's a projection, there's a discount there if you don't see it.’’ — Stephen, confirming our reports that the Cowboys, in the end, judged him to be more of a linebacker than an end, thus passing him at 28 in favor of Charlton.
QUOTEBOARD 18: BIG DADDY TACOS!
QUOTEBOARD 19: BANG!
“The bullets fit the pistol.” - Jerry Jones, on his team’s overall draft.
QUOTEBOARD 20: BROTHERLY SHOVE
"How 'bout them Cowboys? Thank you, Eagles fans, for allowing me to have a career in the NFL. Thank you." - Cowboys legend Drew Pearson, who was assigned to announce the selection of Awuzie … but who did so much more.