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Cowboys Take DE, Zeke's College Teammate In 7th


FRISCO, Texas – With their final two selections Saturday's seventh round, the Cowboys drafted another running back – Ohio State's Mike Weber at No. 218 overall – and Oregon defensive end Jalen Jelks at No. 241.

Weber was college teammates with Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott in 2015, the year before the Cowboys drafted Elliott fourth overall. He took over for Elliott in 2016 and finished his Buckeyes career with 2,676 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.

"He's a good dude, off the field and on the field," Weber said of Elliott. "I loved him at Ohio State. It would be fun to be in the backfield with him."

Behind Elliott, Weber joins a group of running backs that now includes fourth-round pick Tony Pollard out of Memphis.

Jelks, a first-team All-Pac 12 selection last season, led the conference in tackles among defensive linemen (57) and added 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

So, to recap the Cowboys draft:

2nd Round – UCF defensive tackle Trysten Hill

3rd Round – Penn State guard Connor McGovern

4th Round – Memphis running back Tony Pollard

5th Round – Miami cornerback Michael Jackson and Miami defensive end Joe Jackson

6th Round – Texas A&M safety Donovan Wilson

7th Round – Ohio State running back Mike Weber and Oregon defensive end Jalen Jelks