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Cowboys Test Clean For Supplements; Pass On Gordon, Others In Draft


You just knew somebody was going to do something foolish today and had to pray that it wasn't Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. As much as you believe that Jason Garrett has changed the mindset of the front office; multiple reports that Dallas was strongly considering making a run at former Baylor WR Josh Gordon in today's NFL Supplemental Draft made you wonder.

The Cowboys avoided Gordon today, with the help of a mystifying second-round bid and award by the Cleveland Browns organization; and then decided to stand pat on the other seven candidates that were eligible for selection. Cleveland has been the butt of numerous twitter jokes today and NFL front office amazement that they would surrender a second round pick (in essence, No 34 overall) for a player that hasn't seen action in almost two years. They have done extensive research on the Baylor program over the last few years, but many wonder if this was a move of a desperate (disinterested long-term?) front office. However, there probably wasn't another team that put in a second round claim on Gordon, meaning Cleveland would have only had to beat out the Buffalo Bills to get him at a third-round cost.

The Cowboys were assigned the 20th pick in the draft order.

Gordon was suspended from Baylor in October 2010 for a marijuana arrest and reportedly failed several drug tests. The last player to be selected in the second round of the supplemental draft was Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings; selected by the Texans in 2003. The Browns have now forfeited their second round pick of the full amateur draft in April 2013.

The remaining candidates are all now UDFA's and free to sign with any interested team. LB Teddy Lumpkin headlines that list of candidates as Dallas was reported to have interest there as well as with Gordon.

For more on the Cowboys, check out Blogging the Boys and SB Nation Dallas.

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