Cowboys receive extra fourth rounder

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys will have an additional draft choice next month with the NFL awarding the franchise a fourth-round compensatory pick, having lost defensive end Stephen Bowen to Washington last year as an unrestricted free agent.

The Cowboys will have eight picks in the three-day draft with picks in each round and two in the fourth. The second fourth rounder will be No. 135 overall. The compensatory selection cannot be traded.

The Cowboys did not make a trade during last year’s draft for the first time in the tenure of Jerry Jones as the team’s owner and general manager.

The last time the Cowboys had a compensatory came in 2009 when they took David Buehler in the fifth round (No. 172 overall) and John Phillips in the sixth round (No. 208 overall).