Some intrepid reporting at SB Nation's Cowboys site, Blogging the Boys, revealed the entirety of the Cowboys 2013 Draft Board.
The Cowboys, drafting one spot behind the Steelers at 18 overall, showed different round values for all but one of the Steelers picks.
Before we get too far into this, please note, this is not suggesting the Cowboys' plan was smarter than the Steelers'. Teams have different needs and therefore, spend time scouting different players.
The first thing that stands out is they don't even have Steelers first round pick, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, on their draft board. This is obviously because Jones projected clearly as a 3-4 player, a defense the Cowboys are no longer running.
Steelers second round pick, running back Le'Veon Bell, was given a third round grade by the Cowboys. Third round pick wide receiver Markus Wheaton was given a third round grade - the only Steelers pick who was drafted in the ground the Cowboys graded him.
Fourth round pick, safety Shamarko Thomas, wasn't on the Cowboys board. The Steelers second fourth-round pick, quarterback Landry Jones, was given a sixth round grade by the Cowboys.
Fifth round pick, cornerback Terry Hawthorne, was not on the Cowboys' board either. Neither was either sixth round pick, LB Vince Williams or WR Justin Brown. Seventh round pick, defensive end Nick Williams wasn't on the Cowboys' board.
To keep the context of this intact, it's not rare when Team A won't have the same player on the board as Team B. Much of the thought process behind these boards is based on need as a priority, but the set-up doesn't lend fuel to the idea of drafting a player ahead of his value as determined by team scouts.
If nothing else, it just shows how the opinions and priorities can vary so much from team to team.