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Trader Jerry quiet again during draft

IRVING, Texas -- After making a splash with a first-round trade Thursday for cornerback Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys decided to stand pat and not make any deals during the final two days of the NFL draft.

The Cowboys had chances to move up and down, including an opportunity in the fourth round that would have cost them 12 spots but given them more picks, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

But Trader Jerry held strong. In the last two years, the Cowboys have made just one draft day trade.

Jones said he didn’t make the fourth-round trade because he did not want to cost the team a chance to get Wake Forest linebacker Kyle Wilber or Eastern Washington safety Matt Johnson. The Cowboys ended up with both players.

“That Matt Johnson [is] a ballhawk,” Jones said.

While it appears the Cowboys were able to fill needs at tight end, safety, outside linebacker and wide receiver on Saturday, Jones said there was not a reach pick.

“As it turned out, you could go across the board and it would be pretty evenhanded,” Jones said, adding, “We went by our board today.”