IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys had a chance to pick the most high-profiled player in the draft.
But instead, with the 16th pick, the Cowboys went for offensive line for the third time in four years. In picking Notre Dame’s
By doing so, they passed on Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback who has been projected to go anywhere from the top three picks to even later in the first round.
Martin (6-4, 308) is expected to play guard right away but could perhaps move out to tackle and even center if needed.
He started 52 consecutive games for the Fighting Irish, winning MVP honors of the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Martin was on several Watch Lists including the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy.
In 2011, the Cowboys drafted
The Cowboys have Ron Leary and