Apr 27, 2012; Valley Ranch, TX, USA; From left Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and first round draft pick Morris Claiborne and owner Jerry Jones pose with a jersey at a press conference at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft 2012: Cowboys Go Heavy On Defense

If you count the undrafted free agents, Dallas is bringing in more than two dozen rookies into their off-season program. Over the next few weeks, we'll take a sneak peek at all of them.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: James Hanna

The sixth-round pick from Oklahoma could eventually become a weapon in the passing game for the Cowboys, but he'll probably need a year or two in an NFL weight room first.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Danny Coale Profile

The fifth round pick's combination of route-running ability and excellent hands should allow him to contribute immediately as a rookie.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Matt Johnson Profile

The Cowboys fourth-round pick will have a daunting transition to make coming from Eastern Washington, but he has the talent to be worth keeping an eye on.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Kyle Wilber Profile

The Wake Forest product has some Anthony Spencer in his game, but the Cowboys fourth-round pick is probably a year away from being a consistent NFL contributor.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Tyrone Crawford Profile

Their third round pick out of Boise State is still raw, but he could develop into a solid starter on the defensive line.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Talking Caleb McSurdy

The sixth in a series of Q&A's about the Cowboys draft class of 2012 with the people who knew them best: the writers who covered them in college.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Talking James Hanna

The fifth in a series of Q&A's about the Cowboys draft class of 2012 with the people who knew them best: the writers who covered them in college.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Talking Tyrone Crawford

What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of his game coming out of college? Who was the best competition he faced while playing at Boise State? A discussion with someone who saw him up close and personal for the last four years.

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2012 Cowboys Draft Profiles: Morris Claiborne

The first in a series of in-depth scouting reports on the Cowboys draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Talking Danny Coale

How did the Virginia Tech WR perform in college? Who were the best CB's he faced? A discussion with someone who saw him up close and personal for the last four years.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: Talking Kyle Wilber

What were the Wake Forest's LB's responsibilities in college? How did he fare against elite competition? A discussion with someone who saw him up close and personal for the last four years.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: The View Nationally

A conversation with one of SB Nation's NFL draft experts about Morris Claiborne, some potential undrafted sleepers and the biggest holes on the Cowboys roster.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks 2012: A Roundtable Discussion

We discuss whether Morris Claiborne was worth the trade, the most intriguing players from the second and third days of the draft and the biggest holes remaining on the Cowboys roster.

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Dallas Cowboys Draft 2012: Talking Morris Claiborne With An LSU Writer

Answers on what his Wonderlic score means (if anything), how he was used at LSU and how he compares to Patrick Peterson.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Tyrone Crawford Selected By Dallas Cowboys With No. 81 Pick

After dealing their second round pick to move up in the first round, the Dallas Cowboys had to wait until the end of third round Friday before making another pick.

With the No. 81 selection, they took Tyrone Crawford, a defensive end from Boise State.

A 6'4 275 end from Canada, Crawford had 44 tackles, including 13.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks, in his senior season. He was a two-year starter for the Broncos after spending two seasons in junior college.

As a result of his unusual background, he is still somewhat raw and many draft analysts think he has not reached his full potential on the gridiron.

A look at how he performed against some of the tougher competition Boise State faced last year:

For the latest news and analysis on the Cowboys draft day plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream as well as Blogging The Boys.

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Morris Claiborne: The Answer To The Cowboys Secondary Problems

The Jim Thorpe Award winner was the best defensive player in the draft and he's a better CB prospect than his former LSU teammate Patrick Peterson.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Morris Claiborne Selected By Dallas Cowboys With No. 6 Pick

After moving up eight spots in the first round from No. 14 to No. 6, the Dallas Cowboys have selected Morris Claiborne, the award-winning CB from the LSU Tigers.

The Jim Thorpe Award Winner, Claiborne was the No. 1 CB on most NFL draft boards, as he has the size, speed and talent to to immediately step into a starring role in an NFL secondary.


NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated


After giving up their second round pick as a part of the trade, the Cowboys don't pick again until the No. 81 selection in the third round.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit the SB Nation Dallas storystream, and for a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SBNation.com. For more on Claiborne from an LSU perspective, check out And The Valley Shook while Mocking The Draft has all the latest news and analysis from New York City.

A video profile of Claiborne from SB Nation's Youtube channel:

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