Cowboys Take Cornerback in 4th Round

IRVING (April 27, 2013) -- The Dallas Cowboys have taken William & Mary cornerback B.W. Webb in the fourth round of the NFL draft, their second straight pick for the secondary after an early focus on offense.

Webb, who had eight interceptions as a freshman but just three over his final three seasons, was the 114th overall pick Saturday.

The Cowboys invested heavily in cornerbacks last year, trading into the top 10 to get Morris Claiborne and giving Brandon Carr a $50 million contact in free agency.

Orlando Scandrick is the third cornerback for Dallas. Webb could be a replacement for Mike Jenkins, a backup last year who signed with Oakland as a free agent.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pound Webb started a school-record 48 games at William & Mary and had 151 career tackles.

In the fifth round, the Cowboys selected Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle, addressing the need for a backup to DeMarco Murray.

Randle, who had consecutive 1,000-yard seasons before skipping his senior year to turn pro, was taken 151st overall Saturday.

The Cowboys needed a backup for the injury-prone Murray after not re-signing Felix Jones, their top pick in 2008.

The 6-foot, 202-pound Randle rushed for 3,085 career yards and 40 touchdowns, including 24 scores in 2011 when he finished second to Barry Sanders in single-season points in school history with 156.

Murray emerged as the starter when he was a rookie but has missed nine games in two seasons with ankle and foot injuries.


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