Oct 26, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (44) rushes the passer against TCU Horned Frogs offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (74) in the third quarter of the game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
DE Jackson Jeffcoat
In a bit of a controversial move Jeffcoat was picked ahead of Scott Crichton in the 2nd round. Word is, the Cowboys really like Jackson and think he could be an immediate contributor to this team in a major area of need.
Jeffcoat may not be ranked as highly as Crichton but the local product (and son of Jim Jeffcoat) provides more pass-rush skills than those left on the board. The Cowboys have options on the roster at Strong Side Defensive End but they are in dire need of a pure rusher from the opposite side.
Jackson is smaller than you’d like but he has a strong motor, quickness, speed, and proven track record. He will need to add weight and a few new pass-rush moves but should be at least a solid situational pass-rusher from day one.