Six-pack: Draft shows Cowboys serious about fixing defense

Frpm left to right, Dallas Cowboys first round draft pick linebacker Micah Parsons, his son Malcom, 2, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Shatra Parsons pose for photos after a news conference at Cowboys headquarters, Friday, April 30, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)


FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have used their first six NFL draft picks on defensive players for the first time in franchise history. It’s quite the response to one of the worst defenses in club history. Dallas allowed a franchise-worst 473 points while going 6-10 in coach Mike McCarthy’s debut last year. The sixth consecutive defensive pick was LSU linebacker Jabril Cox with the first of two selections in the fourth round. Marshall tackle Josh Ball was the first offensive pick as the other fourth-rounder. Dallas went defense on eight of 11 choices.

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