Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers needled Cowboys fans when he made the announcement in their stadium.
"Dallas is a blue-collar kid that works extremely hard", Douglas said. After taking Sweat at No. 130, the Eagles have to wait until No. 206.
Goedert, who grew up a Packers fan even though he got his name because his dad is a Cowboys fan, said he thought Dallas was going to draft him.
"Yeah, I think so without a doubt, as far as not getting selected until the fourth round", said Sweat answering a question during a conference call with reporters on Saturday. He dominated the competition during his collegiate career, highlighted by a 92-catch, 1,293-yard season in 2016 that also had 11 touchdowns.
Probably the most important thing about Zierlein's scouting report on Goedert is that his pro comp for the tight end is Eagles' TE Zach Ertz.
The Eagles didn't just get the long, rangy tight end they needed Friday.
"It's a unique position because there's run and pass involved", Pederson said.
"We spoke to our doctors, our training staff, and they cleared him for us, so we're very excited to get this guy". Wentz and Goedert share an agent and when the latter was at the NovaCare Complex earlier this month for a pre-draft visit they met. He tweeted out congratulations to his fellow Dakotan and sent him several text messages.
A hamstring injury ended his Senior Bowl week and kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the National Football League combine and his Pro Day, but Douglas said there was more than enough on tape to make an accurate evaluation of his speed. I like this pick for the Eagles. And they added a 2019 second-round pick along the way.
The Eagles got the Colts to take their fifth-round and second-round picks to move up three spots - one ahead of the Cowboys - and select Dallas Goedert.
Goedert was known to many as the top tight end in this year's draft.
A Britton native, Goedert was a unanimous All-America selection as both a junior and senior.