Reviewing the '06 Draft: Dallas Cowboys

After hitting big with DeMarcuse Ware last April, the Dallas Cowboys hoped to add the final pieces to their defense. The team also hoped to come away with a few pass catchers from last weekeneds draft.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys came into the draft process looking to solidify the defensive front seven while also adding a few pass catchers. They accomplished both getting solid value. Bobby Carpenter was a late riser up draft boards and a good fit for the team. Depending on how you read his medical report tight end Anthony Fasano would be considered either a bargain at pick #53 or a major risk. Several teams removed Fasano from their draft boards because of a back injury. Jason Hatcher is a good fit for the Dallas defensive system yet a reach in round three. Pat Watkins and Montavious Stanley were great value in the late rounds. Stanley fell after injury concerns.

The Cowboys made several trades throughout the seven rounds which were quality moves. In moving from the 80th pick of round three to the 92nd selection of that frame, the team acquired another choice in round four which they used to select Skyler Green. The following frame they gave away a pick late in round six to move up twelve spots in the fifth frame then selected Watkins.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

18

Bobby Carpenter

OLB

Ohio State

2

53

Anthony Fasano

TE

Notre Dame

3

92

Jason Hatcher

DE

Grambling St

4

125

Skyler Green

WR

Louisiana St

5

138

Pat Watkins

FS

Florida St

6

182

Montavious Stanley

DT

Louisville

7

211

Pat McQuistan

G

Weber St

7

224

E.J. Whitley

C

Texas Tech


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