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Cowboys Address Defensive End In Draft, Select Oklahoma's Charles Tapper In 4th

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys continued to address their defensive line depth to start Day 3 of the NFL Draft, selecting Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper with the third pick of the fourth round (No. 101 overall).

Tapper (6-3, 271) was a three-year starter for the Sooners, producing seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss as a senior in 2015. He participated in the Senior Bowl in January and had a terrific NFL Combine performance, running an official 4.59 in the 40-yard dash.

This is the Cowboys' second straight defensive line pick. The finished Day 2 of the draft selecting Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins in the third round.

The Cowboys began the draft Thursday with a major offensive addition, selecting Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick.

They have now addressed defense with three straight picks, selecting Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith at No. 34 in Round 2 and Collins at No. 67 in Round 3.


Meet the Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFL draft picks. 

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