Cowboys' draft order set with seven selections

FRISCO, Texas -- With the NFL doling out its compensatory picks last week, the complete seven-round draft order is set with the Dallas Cowboys holding seven draft picks:

First round -- No. 28 overall

Second round -- No. 60 overall

Third round -- No. 92 overall

Fourth round -- No. 133 overall

Sixth round -- No. 211 overall

Seventh round -- No. 228 overall

Seventh round -- No. 246 overall

The Cowboys do not have a fifth-round pick because of the 2015 trade with the Buffalo Bills for quarterback Matt Cassel. The Cowboys’ extra seventh-round pick (No. 228) is from Buffalo as part of that deal.

With three picks in the top 100, the Cowboys will be in good shape to land contributors in what is a deep draft class. Last year, they found starters in the third and fourth rounds in defensive tackle Maliek Collins and quarterback Dak Prescott and a potential full-time starter in the sixth round in cornerback Anthony Brown.

The Cowboys will also look at a pair of 2016 selections -- linebacker Jaylon Smith (second round) and defensive end Charles Tapper (fourth round) -- like 2017 draft picks after neither played a snap as rookies because of injuries.

While Jerry Jones is a wheel and dealer, things have been relatively slow for the Cowboys on the draft-day trade front in recent years.

In 2014, they gave up their second- and third-round picks to the Washington Redskins to move up to No. 34 overall to take DeMarcus Lawrence. They also moved up in the fifth round that year to take Devin Street, costing them their fifth- and seventh-round picks.

In 2015, they gave up a 2016 sixth-round pick to take tight end Geoff Swaim in the seventh round.

The Cowboys did not earn any compensatory picks this year in losing Cassel, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Robert Turbin in unrestricted free agency last year, while signing Cedric Thornton, Alfred Morris and Joey Looney.

They could, however, see a number of compensatory picks next year with the likes of Ronald Leary, Barry Church, Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and Terrance Williams set to become free agents and likely landing big to moderate deals if the Cowboys don’t spend big to sign other players themselves in free agency this year.