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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."

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Twelve cornerbacks were drafted before Jourdan Lewis, but few of them are as decorated. He was a Jim Thorpe Award finalist and consensus All-American in 2016.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Smith called D'Onta Foreman a "productive" running back and thinks he will add balance to the running game and offense.

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Cowboys add talented CB Jourdan Lewis in third round

Mel Kiper Jr. sees the former Michigan corner as a key component for an NFL team in the slot corner position.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Jourdan Lewis should project as a slot cornerback for the Cowboys. Lateral speed and man-coverage ability. Quick to transition to the ball. And Lewis is going to be aggressive vs. the run game. Limited size (5-foot-10, 188 pounds), but the talent is there to match up inside.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys needed to make this draft about defense, on the front and back ends. Their first three picks are a DE and two cornerbacks. Jourdan Lewis fell to the late third round due to off-field character issue, but could be their nickel CB as a rookie.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time since 1983, the Cowboys have selected defensive players in the first, second and third rounds by taking Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis. Lewis was a two-year starter at Michigan, two-time All-Big 10 pick and had six interceptions in his career, but it comes with questions. He has been charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence after an incident with a girlfriend in March. The case is scheduled to go to trial in July.


Texans stay in-state with RB D'Onta Foreman

At No. 89, Houston landed the top rusher in college football, but the Texas running back needs to improve as a blocker and pass catcher to succeed in the NFL.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans go for best available player again instead of need, selecting Texas running back D'Onta Foreman. Foreman is hard to tackle and has good power. More competition at running back.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and passing game coordinator/linebackers coach Matt Eberflus are on the draft room camera. Might the Cowboys make it three for three on defense? Safety?