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SportsPulse: The first night of the NFL’s virtual draft went off without a hitch and Mackenzie Salmon is here to break down the nights biggest winners and losers. USA TODAY

The Cowboys could have drafted LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson on Thursday night. They could have selected Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. They could have traded back and snagged a corner they believed would replace Byron Jones.

Instead, with the No. 17 pick of the 2020 NFL draft.

They surprised Lamb and themselves.

The team also raised the stakes for its Friday and Saturday draft selections: The need to find talent on defense becomes more urgent.

“I think we’ve got a nice group of

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