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Cowboys Close To Completing Draft Pick Signings; Agree To Deal With CB Lewis

FRISCO , Texas – The Cowboys are about to sign their entire draft class after finalizing the details of the four-year contract with cornerback Jourdan Lewis, the 92nd overall pick.

Lewis has yet to officially sign as of Wednesday morning. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

After signing eight of their nine picks before the first rookie minicamp back in early May, the Cowboys hit a snag with Lewis, which is common around the league for third-round picks. Because of the current CBA, the language involved with third-rounders have been tricky, causing many delays in the signing process for the entire round.

The Cowboys had the same issues last year with Maliek Collins, who was also the last player among the 2016 draft class to sign.

Unrelated the draft-signing delay, Lewis has some off-the-field issues that need to be cleared up. He is facing misdemeanor charges for a domestic violence claim from earlier this year and is scheduled for a jury trial on July 24, the day training camp begins in Oxnard, Calif.

Lewis had an impressive summer of minicamps and OTA practices, working both in the slot and the outside cornerback positions. As it stands now, Lewis has a shot to compete for one of the three starting positions.

Lewis was one of three corners drafted, along with second-round pick Chidobe Awuzie and sixth-rounder Marquez White. Lewis also joins Michigan teammate Taco Charlton, the first-round pick of the Cowboys.

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