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For a safety, Xavier Woods sure likes to get his hands dirty. He finished his career at Louisiana Tech with 272 tackles, four sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss. He isn't too shabby in the air either, having nabbed 14 picks (two returned for TDs) in his last three seasons.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have traded up to take La. Tech safety Xavier Woods with the 191st pick overall after giving up next year's fifth rounder to the New York Jets. Woods, who is the third defensive back the Cowboys have selected in five picks, had 14 career interceptions and 32 pass deflections.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys' fourth-round pick Ryan Switzer has a "Believe" tattoo on the inside of his lower lip. He said it wasn't painful. "It's my absolute favorite word," Switzer said. "My mantra. And it's a place where my mom wouldn't see it and wouldn't get mad at me."

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Ryan Switzer averaged just 11.9 yards per catch at UNC, but he was awfully steady. He tallied at least 54 catches, 693 yards and four touchdowns in each of his final three seasons.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys draft pick, WR Ryan Switzer, has great footwork in the slot. Change of direction skills and the speed coming out of the break to separate to the ball. I was really impressed with Switzer's route running ability at the Senior Bowl workouts and he was a playmaker at UNC. Get him the ball in space.

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Cowboys find productive WR in Round 4

While Switzer is undersized, he's the best route-runner in this draft class. He has the burst and open-field instincts to develop into a productive slot WR and punt returner.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys ended their string of selecting defensive players by picking North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer with the 133rd overall pick. He plays the slot and had 96 catches for 1,112 yards and six scores last year, but his real fit is as a returner. He averaged 10.6 yards per punt return with eight career touchdowns.

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Cowboys had best overall Day 2

Chidobe Awuzie is a good fit for Rod Marinelli's defense. So is Jourdan Lewis, one of the most instinctive corners of this year's draft class.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan; 2. Chidobe Awuzie, DB, Colorado: 3. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have had a defensive bent to their draft with defensive end Taco Charlton and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis as their top three picks. That could continue as the Cowboys move on to Day 3 for their final four picks.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dallas Cowboys had to change the phone numbers to their draft room after it was somehow put on social media Thursday, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones said. The team began to receive calls from the public on Thursday but quickly notified the NFL and the other teams of their new number to call in an attempt to work out potential trades. "It didn't happen until late," executive vice president Stephen Jones said with a laugh.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Texans' picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson; 2. Zach Cunningham, ILB., Vanderbilt; 3. D'Onta Foreman, RB., Texas.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said the Cowboys are not moving veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick. "I don't know who started that," he said. "That's completely erroneous. We heard things but that's never been the case. No one in this organization has ever insinuated or implied that we'd do anything with Orlando other than have him on the field."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys third-round pick Jourdan Lewis believes the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against him will be dropped, "and I'll be exonerated completely. I'm completely innocent," he said. Lewis said the charges hurt his draft standing. He believes he was a first-round talent because "I don't believe anybody can do the things I do as well as I do."