FRISCO, Texas– The Cowboys have been awarded four compensatory selections in April's NFL Draft, giving them 10 total picks, the NFL announced Friday.
The Cowboys received an extra fourth-rounder (No. 137 overall), two fifth-rounders (No. 171, 173) and an extra sixth-rounder (No. 208). The four compensatory picks tie the Bengals, Packers and Raiders for most in the NFL this year.
The league adds compensatory picks to the end of rounds three through seven. The league assigns picks to teams through a formula weighting the number of players a team lost via free agency versus the number of free agents it signed. Factors are salary, playing time and postseason honors.
According to the NFL, the formula factored in the Cowboys' free-agent signing of Stephen Paea versus 10 free agents they lost to new teams: Brandon Carr, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Jack Crawford, Ryan Davis, Lance Dunbar, Ronald Leary, Terrell McClain, Mark Sanchez and J.J. Wilcox.
The Cowboys initially had six draft picks in 2018 – one in each round except the sixth, which was used last April to trade up and select defensive back Xavier Woods.
The full list of 32 compensatory picks awarded to NFL teams is listed below: