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The Dallas Cowboys selected Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday evening.

In 2019 Gallimore (6-foot-2, 304 pounds) was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the media and a second-team selection by the Big 12’s coaches. He started all 14 games, had 30 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks as the Sooners reached the College Football Playoff. He had better numbers in 2018, with 50 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as the Sooners reached the College Football Playoff.

But, during Big 12 Media Days in July, both Gallimore and head coach Lincoln Riley talked about how Gallimore had shed a bit of weight to get quicker at the point of attack, and it showed during the 2019 season.

Gallimore, a native of Canada, joins a defensive tackle rotation that includes presumptive starters Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe. Gallimore could be a rotation player right away for the Cowboys, who lost some depth at defensive tackle in free agency. 

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The selection wrapped up the first two days of the NFL Draft, one that saw the Cowboys grab Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, a player many considered to be the best wide receiver in the draft, in the first round at No. 17. Then, in the second round, the Cowboys saw a player they considered a first-round target fall into their laps, as Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs was there for selection at No. 51. considered Diggs to be the No. 3 overall cornerback in the draft and a Top 40 Draft prospect.

Lamb should be a part of the wide receiver rotation immediately, while Diggs has the ability to compete for a starting job from Day 1.

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The Cowboys have four selections in Saturday’s final four rounds — one in the fourth round, two in the fifth round and one in the seventh round.