Retirement and Draft picks.

As two sports icons head into retirement. The Dallas Cowboys and many other teams will sign the rookies they hope will have great careers in the NFL. Last week DeMarcus Ware signed a one day contract so he could retire a Cowboy. Dallas drafted Ware in 2005 with the 11th pick. He spent his first nine seasons in Dallas before going to Denver for three seasons. Ware helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Ware ends his career with 138.5 sacks, 8th most in league history and is a sure Hall of Famer. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also announced his retirement from NASCAR last week. Junior will hang up his fire suit after this season. Junior has 26 career victories in NASCAR top division and 26 in what now known as the XFINITY Series. Two of his Career wins are for the Daytona 500. He also has 6 wins at Talladega Superspeedway, the most among active drivers. The Dallas Cowboys did go defense heavy in the NFL draft. As I say and many others say defense wins championships. The Cowboys need a pass rush and have needed one for years. In the first round the Cowboys picked Taco Charlton, a defensive end from Michigan with the 28th overall pick. Drew Pearson had the best selection speech of the draft (An instant classic as he trolled Philly fans). He announced the Cowboys picked Chidobe Awuzie a cornerback from Colorado. cornerback Jourdan Lewis of Michigan was the third round pick. Ryan Switzer a wide receiver out of North Carolina was the Cowboys 4th round pick. He should bolster the return game. Switzer thinks he’s the best returner in this year’s draft. I like his confidence. The Cowboys continued to go defense in the 6th round with safety Xavier Woods from Louisiana Tech and Marquez White a cornerback at Florida State. In the 7th Dallas took defensive tackle Joey Ivie of Florida followed by wide receiver Noah Brown from Ohio State and Jordan Carrell a defensive tackle from Colorado the 248th overall pick. Sports Illustrated gave the Cowboys a B+ grade for the draft. Mel Kiper gave the Cowboys a B-, but he did say the Cowboys addressed what they need heading into next season.

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