FRISCO, Texas — The 2021 NFL Draft was going great for the Dallas Cowboys… until it didn’t, ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
With quarterbacks going 1-2-3 on Thursday night in Cleveland, the Cowboys appeared primed to have multiple options with the 10th pick — such as the top two cornerbacks: Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II and South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn.
But, the Carolina Panthers drafted Horn at #8.
And the Denver Broncos selected Surtain II at #9.
So, the Cowboys did something you rarely see on Day 1 of the NFL Draft — they traded their pick to an in-division rival.
Dallas sent the 10th pick to Philadelphia, in exchange for the 12th pick and a 2021 3rd-Round pick.
With pick #10, the Eagles selected Alabama wide receiver and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.
Then at #12, the Cowboys drafted Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons.
Parsons was the first linebacker selected in this year’s draft.
Call it fate or coincidence, but the Cowboys draft a Penn State linebacker in Parsons — just days after former Penn State linebacker Sean Lee retired after an 11-year career with the Cowboys.
Jerry Jones always loves a good storyline.
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