The condition of the deal that was made on Sept. 3 was that Rayford had to be on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster for at least five games. He was on it for 10 and had six tackles and a quarterback pressure in the seven games he played.
Fear not about the loss of the pick. The Cowboys will receive the seventh-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2014 because tight end Dante Rosario has been on the game-day roster for eight games. That was the condition of the Sept. 1 trade that sent Rosario to Chicago.