The Cowboys spent their first-round pick early on Amari Cooper. It could be argued that it was a better idea than what the Giants did."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys NewsCowboys news: Checking on NFC East first round moves while Cowboys watched Amari Cooper highlightsNew Michael Gallup Jersey
,48commentsThe Cowboys spent their first-round pick early on Amari Cooper. It could be argued that it was a better idea than what the Giants did.CDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys news: Checking on NFC East first round moves while Cowboys watched Amari Cooper highlightsChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsWith the 27th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft..The Cowboys were not part of the first round action but things shook out well for their potential in the second round and beyond. Let’s first look at what the other guys did:CHECKING IN ON THE RIVALS:New York GiantsNew York Giants draft Duke QB Daniel Jones with 6th overall pick- Dan Salmone-NY GiantsThe Giants took a quarterback with their sixth overall pick, who is Daniel Jones?Cowboys Reaction:Giants take DT Dexter Lawrence with pick 17 (From CLE via trade for Odell Beckham)Cowboys Reaction: Giants trade back in to pick 30, take CB DeAndre Baker:Washington RedskinsWashington Redskins select Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins - Kareem Copeland-The Washington PostWashington found some great value in getting their quarterback and didn't have to move future collateral to get him.Cowboys Reaction:Washington trades back into the first round and pick up Montez Sweat for an already ferocious defensive line:Philadelphia EaglesTraded 2019 25th overall pick + 4th and 6th round pick to move up to 22nd overall2019 NFL Draft: Eagles trade up to select Andre Dillard with No. 22 overall pick- Glenn Erby- EaglesWireThe Eagles traded up in the first round but it was smart to get ahead of the Texans to get the guy they wanted.Cowboys Reaction:Amari Cooper Not Sweating Contract Talks-David Helman- Dallas CowboysThere’s a very good reason the Cowboys won’t be picking in the first round, his name is Amari Cooper and he’s looking at a pretty lucrative extension coming very soon.As Cowboys wait out NFL draft’s first round, Dallas chooses to focus on its bright future with Amari Cooper-Kate Hairopoulos SportsDayRemember that as the first round comes and goes without the Cowboys making a pick that the team has Amari Cooper. He was well worth the trade.Cowboys, Bears troll Raiders over trades before NFL draft- Ryan Young- Yahoo SportsBoth the Cowboys and the Bears seem perfectly content without a first-round pick at the NFL draft this year, and made sure the Raiders were fully aware.Cowboys doing well in the draft with Jerry Jones taking a back seat – Calvin Watkins-The AthleticJerry Jones has the title but over the years, his role has changed in the day-to-day management of the team. The Cowboys have become one of the best drafting teams in the league.Draft Day: Cowboys whispers, notes and two team-specific mock drafts – Kevin Turner-The AthleticWhat's the latest buzz about the potential of the Cowboys draft plans that begin on day two?Jon Machota's 7-round Cowboys mock draft: Dallas lands versatile defenders, Ezekiel Elliott's new backup | SportsDayBaring that the Cowboys stay put and don't start playing with future draft capital Womens Leighton Vander Esch Jersey
, this could be a very realistic mock for the Cowboys.Draft Day thoughts from VP Stephen Jones including Cowboys targeting a safety-Clarence Hill Fort Worth Star-TelegramVP Stephen Jones mentioned safety in his pre-draft talk and there's a good chance one of their targets could be there at 58.Think taking a safety is the Cowboys' top priority at No. 58? Jerry Jones' draft history says otherwise-Kevin Sherrington- SportsDayDon't be so sure that the Cowboys are targeting safety with their first pick, 58th overall in the second round.ESPN makeup artists helped enhance Jason Witten’s hair -Stefan Stevenson Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe future Hall of Fame tight end admits that he prefers the "natural" look but ESPN wanted him to have a full head of luscious locks. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has a knack for making big plays, whether it's with his arm or his feet.But after the quarterback took a few too many unnecessary hits in a 19-16 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, his teammates wondered if maybe he should dial things back a bit."I be in the huddle telling him to get down," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. "I need him. That's what I tell him honestly. Don't take those hits unless you ... have to. But he's a warrior. He wants to get in the end zone every time the ball is in his hands."Watson threw for 375 yards with a touchdown and an interception and ran 10 times for 40 yards for the Texans, who won in overtime for the second straight week.Houston coach Bill O'Brien agreed with Hopkins that Watson is taking too many blows but added that he doesn't want to cut down on the hits at the cost of changing the way he plays."We've got to do a better job of making sure that he doesn't take as many," O'Brien said. "At the same time, it's a fine line because that's part of his game. That's the way he plays the game.""He enjoys that part of the game to be honest with you," O'Brien continued. "I think it's something that we continue to coach and obviously, it's something we don't want an abundance of him getting hit Michael Gallup Jersey White
, but sometimes it does happen."The Texans were driving late in the fourth quarter when Xavier Woods intercepted Watson, who threw under heavy pressure, with 10 seconds left and returned it 15 yards to give Dallas the ball at its 47. Watson was taken down hard by two defenders on the play and was slow to get up. He was checked out in the medical tent after that, but returned to throw a 49-yard pass to Hopkins in overtime that set up the game-winning field goal.He took a huge hit earlier when he tried to scramble for a touchdown near the goal line."I try to do what's best for the team," he said. "I know sometimes what's best for the team is protecting myself, but when we are down there at the goal line and I'm trying to get in the end zone, that's my mentality. ... I'm built to take those hits. I'm going to give all my will and all my guts to try to get the ball in the end zone."Some things to know about Houston's win over the Cowboys.WATT'S WORKHouston defensive end J.J. Watt had a sack on Sunday night to give him six this season, which is tied for the NFL lead with Cincinnati's Geno Atkins and Watt's younger brother, Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt.Watt has been great in his return from missing most of the last two seasons with injuries and was named AFC defensive player of the month for September last week.The three-time Defensive Player of the Year said he's feeling pretty good but still has work to do."I'm still working back from everything and still getting back," Watt said.NOWHERE TO RUNDallas running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with a season-low 54 yards rushing on 20 carries. It was the third-lowest total for Elliott Dak Prescott Jersey
, who entered the game leading the NFL in yards rushing.Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Houston's defense made it difficult for Elliott to get anything going."They loaded it up in there and did a good job loading up the front," he said. "We weren't consistent running the football inside, really throughout the game ... Zeke ran hard, a couple of times, he almost came out of there, but it was not as consistent as we'd like it to be."100-YARD HOPKINSHopkins finished with 151 yards receiving for his third 100-yard receiving game this season. His 594 yards receiving this season leads the NFL. Coach Bill O'Brien raved about what he brings to his offense."He's a playmaker, he's a great player," O'Brien said. "We're always trying to get the ball in his hands."