And with the 9th Overall Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cowboys Select ...

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As much as we'd all like to hear it, NFL commish Roger Goodell isn't going to finish that sentence with "Patrick Peterson. Cornerback. LSU."

That's because Peterson will likely be taken in the top seven picks of Thursday night's NFL Draft, and Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said yesterday he doesn't envision a scenario where his team will -- or can -- trade up.


"It's well known that I like to take risk, and you usually look real bad or you can look real good taking risk," Jones said during a Tuesday press conference at Cowboys Stadium. "I don't know if that is appropriate at the top of the first round as it is when you get into the latter part of the first round or other rounds."

The Cowboys have received calls from two teams kicking the tires about acquiring their No. 9 pick, and a trade down is much more likely than an expensive upgrade. Moving up to Peterson would likely cost Dallas a second-round pick.

This is the sixth time that Jones has possessed a Top 10 pick. Those drafts resulted in ...


1989 -- Troy Aikman (1st)

1991 -- Russell Maryland (1st)

1998 -- Greg Ellis (8th)

2002 -- Roy Williams (8th)

2003 -- Terence Newman (5th)

Said Jones of staying put at No. 9:

You'd like to think there's going to be a Newman there. You'd like to think there's going to be a Greg Ellis there. You'd like to think there's going to be some of the players that we've used that pick on in the past...Roy Williams. And I know that you might have issue with me saying those picks were safe picks, but if you really look at them we thought they were pretty safe picks when we made them. I know Newman was on 21 draft boards as the No. 1 pick of the draft. We picked him in the [five] spot. When we've been there, which is not very often, we've been pretty sound, I think, on the downside of the player, in thinking what the downside is.

At No. 9 the smart money is on the Cowboys selecting USC offensive lineman Tyron Smith.

Let's just hope Dallas' 2011 draft is closer to the coup of 2010 (when Jones jumped up to snag Dez Bryant) than the disaster of 2009 (where he traded down, down, down for quantity over quality and wound up with essentially nothing).


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11 comments
FireJerrythe GM
FireJerrythe GM

Jerry likes to show everyone how clever he is by trading down for more picks - yet he picks a bunch of stiffs so he ends up looking foolish. 2009 draft picks should be contributing a lot now - but the 2009 draft was a waste. Jerry is a joke of a GM.

Sybil's beaver
Sybil's beaver

Sybil just just lost all sports cred, really, you've never seen peyton hillis before. OMG, pay attention, oh yeah he's not a radio hack so she wouldn't know.

Greggo deserves better
Greggo deserves better

Why is Jerry smiling and looking down like that? Oh! Now I see. If you look closely you can see some fresh hairplugs peaking out the edge of the desk. Sybil's beaver was right.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

Numerous thoughts on what Jerra will do:

Moves down and locks up 2 4th's with a long snapper.Calls Belicheck for advice, then shits on that advice and takes a place kicker.Calls Matt Millen for advice, agrees with what Matt says, and takes another wide receiver.Reads the tea leaves(RW's hair plugs), and takes a tackle.

Guest
Guest

"​As much as we'd all like to hear it..." Speak for yourself and not for me, you asshole midget.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ill say this, Jerry didnt miss when he had a top 10 pick. RW may not have finished well here, but his first few years here were good. Now where is that pink onesy wearing scott? he aint been around in a while. Is he hanging on some Cincinatti bengals website wearing his tiger striped orange onesy?

Rooster
Rooster

I sure hope we trade our 9th pick for several in the 7th round (man that was a great strategy in 2009). You just can't have enough backup special teams guys....

Sybil's beaver
Sybil's beaver

Why does everyone question jerrys picks and trades, yet I'm the only one who questions richie choosing ass over me. C'mon, I'm dripping wet, the hot choice on every radio spares board and he takes a 50 y.o. dong in da butt. Now that something to question. And with the first pick in the beaverhunt draft whitt selects....Mens Pubic Hair?!?!?!?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Trada Jerra will trade down, he want's to be Jimmy or Belichik. (except he's not, he's more fake Kergs than real Kergs) More 105.3 the Fail than 1310 the Ticket...More Tardline than the Hardline..more Failing than Winning.

guy in the next cubicle over
guy in the next cubicle over

i just got the hair transplant from dr maloof and didnt miss an hour of my 8hr shift.

does that mean i love my job more than failed pm drive guy?

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

Dead dog post alert:

I tuned in to the Fail at 10:05am(Wed)(ticket commercial) and the chick from FXSW was ripping RW on his comments regarding Colby missing a start. The Fail needs to podcast it.

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