Today in Cowboys History: April 17

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  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17 - Drafted: Ebenezer Ekuban-1, Solomon Page-2, Dat Nguyen-3 (1999); Re-signed: Abram Elam (2007); Birthdays: Walt Kowalczyk (FB: 1960, b. 1935)

    Trivia: Jerry traded up to get Ekuban -- which team did the Cowboys trade with, how many spots did the Cowboys move up and how much did it cost them to make the move?
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys had the 22nd pick in the 1st round of the 1999 draft. They traded up 2 spots to #20 to get Ekuban, the last 1st-round DE left on their board, the fastest DE in the draft, the most athletic, he who broke the Tar Heels record for stops behind the line, he who supposedly was blazing fast around the end and was envisioned to become The Next Great DE in Cowboys History. The trade was with Seattle...the #20 pick was "from New England via Seattle".

    "When Ekuban was still on the board at No. 20, Dallas opted not to risk waiting until it's No. 22 pick, but to trade up with Seattle to ensure he was available. They surrendered only that fifth-round pick that they got from Carolina earlier this week when they opted not to match the offer for restricted free agent receiver Patrick Jeffers."

    Ekuban actually made the PFW all-rookie team ha ha.
  3. fgoodwin

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