Signing draft picks used to have more drama around it. Now, it’s become more of a formality – at least with most of the picks.
The Cowboys were able to sign seven of eight draft picks on Friday, including second-rounder Trysten Hill and fourth-round running back Tony Pollard, who was actually the first to sign his deal Friday morning before the first practice.
After that, Hill and fifth-rounders Joe Jackson and Mike Jackson, along with sixth-round safety Donovan Wilson and seventh-round picks Mike Weber and Jalen Jelks all were able to sign the dotted line on their four-year contracts.
The only holdup in completing the class is something the Cowboys – and most NFL teams – have expected. Third-round pick Connor McGovern has yet to sign, and likely won’t for a while as teams try to figure out the offset language on the final years of the contract. It’s the same reason Maliek Collins (2016), Jourdan Lewis (2017) and Michael Gallup (2018) all took longer than the rest of the class to sign their deals.
Last year, Gallup didn’t wait too long, inking his day on May 21.