Although many were disappointed the Dallas Cowboys didn’t do the sports world a favor and selected former Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel, they did make a fine pick by taking Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive tackle Zack Martin.
If there was any actual surprise, it was that the Cowboys didn’t make a move for a defensive lineman, but that is something they will likely address on Friday night.
In fact, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and NFL.com, the Cowboys may be looking to trade up in the second around to draft former Missouri Tigers’ defensive end Kony Ealy.
Wow, there is a lot of interest from teams in moving up into the top 40 for tonight. We’ll see some action. Watch the Cowboys on Kony Ealy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 9, 2014
Acquiring Ealy would make a lot of sense since the Cowboys released DeMarcus Ware earlier in the offseason and wound up signing with the Denver Broncos.
Ealy made 42 tackles, 14 for loss and 8.0 sacks for the Tigers in 2013.