Dallas Cowboys Take USC's Tyron Smith, Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray, Others in 2011 NFL Draft

By Jeric Griffin

The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2011 NFL Draft without any draft day trades, a rare feat for team owner and general manager Jerry Jones. The Cowboys addressed a big need on the offensive line by drafting USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith with the ninth overall pick in the first round. Jones insinuated the Cowboys’ drafting of Smith meant the end of right tackle Marc Colombo’s career in Dallas. Jones also suggested that taking Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray in the third round meant Marion Barber is also on his way out of Big D. Below is a list of the Cowboys’ 2011 NFL Draft picks:

Round 1, Pick #9 (9th overall): Tyron Smith, OT USC

Round 2, Pick #8 (40th overall): Bruce Carter, OLB North Carolina

Round 3, Pick #7 (71st overall): DeMarco Murray, RB Oklahoma

Round 4, Pick #13 (110th overall): David Arkin, G, Missouri State

Round 5, Pick #12 (143rd overall): Joshua Thomas, CB Buffalo

Round 6, Pick #11 (176th overall): Dwayne Harris, WR East Carolina

Round 7, Pick #17 (220th overall): Shaun Chapas, FB Georgia

Round 7, Pick #49 (252nd overall): Bill Nagy, C Wisconsin

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