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Ex Cowboy players in Tyler for draft party

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Cowboy fans got to spend draft night with three former Cowboy draft picks, that combined to win eight super bowls.

Dixon Edwards, Kevin Williams, and Kevin Smith were hanging out with fans at Coaches and Cowboys in Tyler. They say the Cowboys have more work to do. 

Its fun for Cowboy fans to sit around and watch a draft party, but former second round pick Dixon Edwards says waiting to hear your name to be called is anything but exciting. "It was very stressful," Edwards said. "I mean I sat around and paced the floor the whole time."

Edwards added," It was just a small get together, I only had close family around me, but you just have no idea what's going on, what peoples' thoughts are on what you did or didn't do."

With a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL last season, even an ex wide receiver in Kevin Williams hopes the Cowboys find some help on 'D' in the draft.

"We didn't make any major decisions in the offseason so I think we need to build," Williams said. "We lost a lot of key guys on defense, so I think we need to start on defense."

Former cornerback Kevin Smith added,"Defensively they have to get better. I dont know if one guy can make a difference on the defense or not."

After three 8 and 8 seasons, opinions vary on whether how close the Cowboys are to actually making the playoffs. One common thought though among the three former Cowboy greats is, Dallas must find a player that fits its scheme.

"You still want to go out and get guys that can buy into what you are trying to do," Smith said. "You know the identity of the team."

Edwards added,"Until they figure out what is going to be needed, the people that are already there, the roles that they have or what they need to be doing, they are never going to get anywhere."

There's still six rounds to go so owner Jerry Jones could still pull some surprises.

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