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04.24.20

April 24, 2020

By Al Ortiz

 From the AP - The Dallas Cowboys have added another receiver in the first round of the NFL draft. Dallas took former Oklahoma standout CeeDee Lamb 17th overall. Dallas passed on defensive needs, but Lamb was still there after being projected to go higher. Lamb gives quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon as Dallas continues to work on a long-term contract for its star quarterback. Arguably, Dallas could boast the best wide receiver trio in the league with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup - both 1,000 yard receivers last year - and the talented Lamb. The Cowboys have the 51st overall pick in the second round and the 82nd overall choice in the third round.

As mentioned in previous updates, the Houston Texans were spectators during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, as they were without a pick that particular round. The move that left Houston without a first-round pick was an important one: securing left tackle Laremy Tunsil to make sure franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson would stop getting hit seemingly every other play. The 40th overall pick Friday night will be the first for Houston this year.

In more serious news, Jace Prescott, the older brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, died Thursday, according to the Associated Press and ESPN. He was 31. The Cowboys confirmed the older Prescott’s death in a brief statement over their social media channels. There was no information on how or where Jace Prescott died. The older Prescott was an offensive lineman a decade ago at Northwestern State in Louisiana. Jace Prescott played three seasons at Northwestern State, starting all 11 games in his final season in 2010.