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Dallas Cowboys Draft History: Greatest 7th-Round Picks of All Time

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Alan Ball

Part of the first rookie class under , Ball entered the NFL as a CB and spent most of 2007 on the .

He then worked his way onto the roster and then served from 2008-2009 as a backup corner and player.

Phillips decided to convert Alan from corner to in 2010 and Ball earned a starting job. It only lasted one year, though, and Ball moved back into reserve duty when Dallas signed veteran Abram Elam in 2011.

After his rookie deal expired with the Cowboys, Ball followed Wade Phillips to the . He remained backup for one year and then joined Jacksonville in 2013.

For two years he played as a starting CB for the Jaguars before marred the last few years of his career.

Alan Ball provided great value for a 7th-round pick. He played out his rookie deal in Dallas and even served as a full-time starter for one season. His versatility kept him employed for a decade in the NFL, which is way more than a lot of guys drafted ahead of him can say.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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