ByRainer Sabin / Reporter
11:59 PM on Thu., Apr. 26, 2012 | Permalink
IRVING -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has orchestrated a lot of trades on draft days. There have been 59 of them to be exact. But it's been a long time since he made one with the same kind of sizzle as the deal with St. Louis that allowed Dallas to grab LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick.
In fact, one must hearken back to the Jimmy Johnson era, in 1991, to find an exchange of picks as consequential as the one that took place Thursday. That year, the Cowboys sent the Patriots the 11th overall choice and a second-round pick to New England to move into the top position in the entire draft order. The Cowboys then drafted defensive tackle Russell Maryland.
"It's been a while since we moved up this far, especially in the sweet part of the draft when elite players are working," said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones.
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