Cowboys Sign 8 Draft Choices

The Cowboys now have all but one of their nine 2018 draft choices signed. Headlined by linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas reached agreements with everyone but third-round wide receiver Michael Gallup on Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Here’s the full list of signees:

The structure of the Boise State product’s contract slightly held up the team’s proceedings with its top draft investment, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill (Twitter link), but he’s now signed up. Vander Esch will earn approximately $11.847MM and collect a $6.696MM signing bonus.

Vander Esch met with numerous teams that held picks in the middle of the first round, and despite needs at both pass-catching positions, the Cowboys selected the Mountain West Conference standout. Connor Williams also didn’t play a position of dire need, given Dallas’ three All-Pro linemen, but he’s now in the mix for the team’s left guard spot.

Despite being unsigned, Gallup is working out at the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp on Friday. Many third-round picks around the league have yet to sign. This is an annual tradition due to the CBA’s gray area regarding third-rounders’ compensation.

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  1. acarneglia

    The Williams pick was excellent for the Cowboys. He could be an above average starter and possible pro bowler if he can return to his elite play at Texas

    • Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

      Only time will tell if Connor Williams was an “excellent pick” or a “possible Pro Bowler”. He’s just a prospect like every other kid drafted last month, they ALL have the opportunity to possibly develop into something or maybe washout in a couple of years …. You know who is a Pro Bowler? EARL THOMAS! He’s a Pro Bowl future HOF safety, and that’s who Dallas could have netted with that pick.

  2. Z-A

    They can figure out compensation for Rounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 but not 3? lol

  3. Chun

    8 Signings Zero impact players. Good job jones and garrett another mediocre season!

    • ab3b29

      Wow thanks Chun for the great insights into the Cowboys draft haul. Your obvious insight and football knowledge is awe inspiring

      • Breezy

        Trust me, he was in the war room. Still don’t know why they didn’t go with the guys that Chun picked for every round

        • Wally-the-green-monster

          Well, so far they have made zero impact. But I won’t count on that continuing!!!

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