Cowboys 2019 Draft: DE Jalen Jelks Selected in 7th Round

The Dallas have selected Defensive End Jalen Jelks from Oregon in the seventh round, 241st overall, in the 2019 .

Jelks is the second DE taken by the Cowboys in this draft; Dallas also selected Miami’s in the fifth round. They also helped the with DT from UCF in the second.


Jelks and Jackson are joining a crowded DE position with , , , , and all currently in play. The status of for 2019, though currently suspended, is also up in the air.

The on Jelks actually reminds you a little of Gregory; tall, slender build with some athletic moves but lacking power. Dallas may be looking at him as a developmental player for the , hoping to get him physically ready for the NFL.

Welcome to the , Jalen Jelks!

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