IRVING, Texas – Remember when the Cowboys would wait until the day before, sometimes even the day of, training camp to sign their draft picks?
Those days are long gone, evident again Thursday when the Cowboys signed three draft picks before their first NFL practice.
On Thursday, the Cowboys signed a trio of seventh-round picks – Stanford defensive end
That’s what the new Collective Bargaining Agreement ensured back in 2011, not only lowering the rookie salaries dramatically, but slotting them in a way that takes out a lot of the negotiating power from the player and agent.
The Cowboys will try to get the two other seventh-round picks – safety
The higher picks, such as first-rounder
The Cowboys drafted nine players over the weekend and were allotted a rookie pool of nearly $6 million this season to sign them all.