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BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU linebacker Damone Clark was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 5th round, No. 176 overall in the 2022 NFL draft.

Clark led the SEC with 137 tackles in the 2021-2022 season. He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award. He’ll join former LSU linebacker Jabril Cox in Dallas.

The senior underwent spinal surgery in March from a herniated disk, which caused his draft stock to decline.