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Stephen Jones: Cowboys will get deals in place with rookie class

Stephen Jones is confident the Cowboys will get their draft class signed.
Stephen Jones is confident the Cowboys will get their draft class signed. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

The Arizona Cardinals have signed all of their draft picks. So have the Atlanta Falcons and other teams around the league.

But the Dallas Cowboys haven’t reached a deal with any of their draft picks. Don’t worry, though, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday at the Cowboys’ annual golf tournament.

“Those things aren’t that difficult,” Jones said. “They’re going to get done.”

Jones said the organization is seeing the language used on certain details by other teams, as there are subtle changes in rookie contracts.

“Probably don’t mean a lot to anybody other than us,” Jones said. “Just wanted to see how a lot of the teams are doing them and felt like this might be a year where we slow down a little bit and see how everybody is doing their contracts and take a few notes and then we’ll get these guys signed.”

The Cowboys have been assigned a $9,448,300 rookie pool to sign their nine picks, including fourth overall pick Ezekiel Elliott.

For reference, the Raiders and Amari Cooper (last year’s fourth overall pick) reached a four-year deal with $22.7 million guaranteed, including a $14.7 million signing bonus.

The Cowboys other draft picks included linebacker Jaylon Smith (second round), defensive tackle Maliek Collins (third round), defensive end Charles Tapper (fourth round), quarterback Dak Prescott (fourth round), cornerback Anthony Brown (sixth round), safety Kavon Frazier (sixth round), running back Darius Jackson (sixth round) and tight end Rico Gathers (sixth round).

Jones reiterated multiple times that he doesn’t foresee any issues in getting deals done.

“We won’t have any issues,” Jones said. “They’re all great guys, represented by really good people. We’ll get them done.”

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