Cowboys draft Baylor basketball player in 6th round

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a quarterback for the first time since 2009 and added a Baylor basketball star who last played football when he was in eighth grade.

The Cowboys took Mississippi State's Dak Prescott with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, adding to the group competing to be the backup to Tony Romo.

With the last of four picks in the sixth round -- and their final pick of the draft -- the Cowboys took Baylor's Rico Gathers at No. 217 overall. The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Gathers projects as a tight end after deciding against pursuing a career in the NBA.

Dallas made a similar move in 2008, taking Texas A&M's Martellus Bennett in the second round. The difference was that Bennett played football and basketball for the Aggies.

The first Dallas pick in the sixth round was Purdue cornerback Anthony Brown at 189th overall, followed by Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier at 212. A pick before Gathers, the Cowboys took Eastern Michigan running back Darius Jackson.