Cowboys lose pick, gain pick

IRVING, Texas -- Even though the Dallas Cowboys cut defensive end Caesar Rayford on Tuesday, they will have to fork over their seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Indianapolis Colts.

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.