Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Dallas likely would have selected Missouri DE Kony Ealy at No. 47 and LSU OG Trai Turner at No. 78 if it hadn't have traded both picks to Washington for No. 34, used on Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence.
"I would say that Ealy was probably our next pick. Sometimes what you read isn't always true, in terms of the (Timmy) Jernigans of the world and people like that -- we really didn't have him in that mix," Jones said. "We really felt like we needed some help at the right end after losing DeMarcus (Ware)." The Panthers took Ealy at No. 60 overall, and Carolina also selected Turner at No. 92. "We gave up, probably, what would have been a starting-type player ... we probably would have ended up, believe it or not, picking another guard there. There was a guard where we were going to pick there, Trai Turner from LSU, that we liked a lot," Jones said. May 14 - 10:24 PM