Cowboys Select TE Escobar and add WR Williams to Provide More Weapons For Romo
The Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd-round (no. 47 overall) selected Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
Many were shocked that Dallas took a high round risk on Escobar, whose play-making skills have never been in question, but his ability to transition to the NFL has.
Some felt his lack of speed displayed in college and reiterated at the combine would lower his draft stock, but Jerry Jones and company felt the third-best tight end on the board couldn't be passed up.
This pick provides Tony Romo an additional weapon in goal-line and two-tight end sets along with perennial All-Pro Jason Witten.
Dallas Cowboys-Round 3 (no. 74 overall): Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Playing his final year at Baylor out of the shadows of RGIII, Williams statistically was the best wideout in the nation last year. Underperforming at the combine dropped his draft stock like a stone.
Dallas surprised fans and onlookers again with Williams in the third round. Williams possesses better than average speed for a receiver, and has the knack for making catches over the middle, and turning them into something special.
With the possible departure of fellow Cowboys' wide receiver Miles Austin after the 2013 season, Dallas planned ahead and prepared themselves for the future.