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Fourth-round picks Dak Prescott, Charles Tapper sign with Cowboys

The Cowboys signed Dak Prescott on Tuesday.
The Cowboys signed Dak Prescott on Tuesday. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys are closer to having their draft class signed after reaching deals with fourth-round picks Dak Prescott and Charles Tapper on Tuesday.

Third-round pick Maliek Collins, a defensive tackle out of Nebraska, is the only drafted player who is unsigned by the Cowboys.

Prescott, a quarterback out of Mississippi State, received a signing bonus worth approximately $383,000. Tapper, a defensive end out of Oklahoma, got a signing bonus of approximately $618,000. Each are on four-year deals.

Prescott is viewed as a developmental quarterback for the Cowboys. They scouted him extensively throughout the draft process, meeting with him at the Senior Bowl, combine and holding a private workout with him.

Prescott is a dual-threat quarterback who led Mississippi State in rushing and passing the past two seasons. Last year, he threw for 3,793 yards with 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also had 588 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns.

Tapper, meanwhile, is projected to battle for playing time in the defensive line rotation. The Cowboys will be short-handed to start the season with DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory each set to serve four-game suspensions.

Tapper had seven sacks a season ago for the Sooners, and finished with 15.5 in his career.

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