Cowboys take CMU’s Frazier, EMU’s Jackson in sixth round

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News
Darius Jackson

Allen Park – A pair of former local rivals will be teammates on the Dallas Cowboys.

Central Michigan strong safety Kavon Frazier (Grand Rapids Christian) and Eastern Michigan running back Darius Jackson were drafted in the sixth round by the Cowboys on Saturday.

Frazier was picked 212th overall, while Jackson went four picks later at 216.

Frazier (6-foot, 217-pounds) was a second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, leading the Chippewas with 108 tackles.

A big hitter, Frazier is seen as an immediate special teams contributor for the Cowboys, at the least.

Jackson (6-foot, 221 pounds) parlayed an impressive pro day into a draft selection.

Expected to be an undrafted free agent, Jackson posted a sub-4.4 40-yard dash with a vertical leap of 41 inches and an 11-foot-1 broad jump.

Jackson rushed 208 times last season at EMU, gaining 1,078 yards, for a 5.2-yard average with 14 touchdowns.