For Cowboys, 'D' is not for draft

Joneses bank on new scheme for unit, whose needs will be targeted in free agency

Updated: May 1, 2011, 2:56 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- In a strange and twisted way, the last three days of the Dallas Cowboys' draft was about defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and free agency.

With the eight picks the Cowboys used over three days at Valley Ranch, only one was selected to help the defense in the next two seasons. Second-round selection Bruce Carter from North Carolina may not make an impact this season as he returns from a torn ACL.

The other defensive player taken was Buffalo cornerback and Cedar Hill ...

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