Top linemen may be on board at No. 9

Cowboys could use pick on OL, something they haven't done in first round since '81

Updated: April 27, 2011, 9:23 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Howard Richards' days as a trivia answer could come to an end Thursday.

In case you didn't know the question, Richards was the Dallas Cowboys ' first-round pick in 1981 out of Missouri at No. 26 overall. Since then, the Cowboys have not taken an offensive lineman in the first round, the longest streak in the NFL.

That could all change Thursday night.

"I'm not reluctant to invest a first-round pick, as far as my input is concerned, on an offensive lineman," ...

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