Dallas Cowboys have 10th overall pick in 2021 NFL draft

The Cowboys have number 10 in the 2021 draft.

Their task became official on Sunday evening with Washington’s victory over the Eagles. Had Washington lost, the selection would have dropped to 11th place. Instead, the club has a top 10 selection for the first time since 2016.

Dallas decided to run Ezekiel Elliott back to fourth overall that year.

The other recent top 10 picks for the Cowboys are CB Morris Claiborne in 2012 (# 6 overall), OT Tyron Smith in 2011 (# 9), CB Terence Newman in 2003 (# 5), and S. Roy Williams in 2012 (No. 8).

Edge defender DeMarcus Ware was drafted in 2005 with the number 11.

If the Cowboys draw on their assigned selection on April 29th, it would be the first time the franchise has made a selection in 10th place overall.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (right) attempts to dodge the New York Giants defense during the second half of an NFL soccer game in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, January 3, 2021Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is pictured on the sidelines during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, December 20, 2020.Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith, 54, has a fiddly rebound in the fourth quarter of an NFL soccer game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the AT&T Stadium on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Arlington.

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