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.
|1 (18)||2 (22)||3 (28)||4 (21)||5 (28)||6 (8)||7 (7)|
|QB (7)||Ryan Nassib||E. J. Manuel||Tyler Wilson||Landry Jones|
|Matt Barkley||Mike Glennon|
|RB (11)||Gio Bernard||Montee Ball||Stepfan Taylor||Johnathan Franklin||Rex Burkhead|
|Eddie Lacy||Le'Veon Bell||Andre Ellington||Theo Riddick|
|Joseph Randle||Mike Gillislee|
|WR (14)||Cordarrelle Patterson||DeAndre Hopkins||Marcus Wheaton||Quinton Patton||Cobi Hamilton||Marquise Goodwin|
|Tavon Austin||Terrance Williams||Stedman Bailey||Josh Boyce||Aaron Dobson||Tavarres King|
|Justin Hunter||Kenny Stills|
|TE (7)||Tyler Eifert||Gavin Escobar||Vance McDonald||Levine Toilolo|
|Zach Ertz||Dion Sims|
|OT (10)||Luke Joeckel||D.J. Fluker||Menelik Watson||David Bakhtiari||Brennan Williams|
|Eric Fisher||Ricky Wagner|
|Lane Johnson||Oday Aboushi|
|OG (9)||Jonathan Cooper||Justin Pugh||Kyle Long||Dallas Thomas||Earl Watford||David Quessenberry|
|Chance Warmack||Brian WInters||Alvin Bailey|
|OC (3)||Travis Frederick||Khaled Holmes||Brian Schwenke|
|DE (17)||Dion Jordan||Margus Hunt||Jamie Collins||Corey Lemonier||Lavar Edwards||Trevardo Williams|
|Barkevious Mingo||Tank Carradine||Brandon Jenkins||Cornelius Washington|
|Ezekiel Ansah||Datone Jones||Michael Buchanan||Alex Okafor|
|Bjoern Werner||Damontre Moore||Malliciah Goodman|
|DT (10)||Sharrif Floyd||Sylvester Williams||Bennie Logan||Akeem Spence|
|Sheldon Richardson||Kawann Short||Jordan Hill||Josh Boyd|
|Star Lotulelei||Everett Dawkins|
|MLB (5)||Kevin Minter||A. J. Klein||Sam Barrington|
|Manti T'eo||Kiko Alonso|
|OLB (9)||Arthur Brown||Brandon Magee||DeVonte Holloman|
|Gerald Hodges||Sean Porter||Zaviar Gooden|
|Jonathan Bostic||Sio Moore||Khaseem Greene|
|CB (16)||Dee Milliner||Darius Slay||Desmond Trufant||Will Davis||Brandon McGee||Johnthan Banks||Demetrius McCray|
|Xavier Rhodes||D. J. Hayden||B.W. Webb||David Amerson||Logan Ryan||Kayvon Webster|
|Blidi Wreh-Wilson||Robert Alford|
|S (14)||Kenny Vaccaro||Eric Reid||Johnathan Cyprien||Phillip Thomas||Keelan Johnson||Don Jones||Shawn Williams|
|J. J. Wilcox||Jakar Hamilton||Johnathan Meeks||Cody Davis|
|Dwayne Gratz||Zeke Motta|
|D. J. Swearinger|
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.