Originally Posted by FLcowboy
Cowboys have been 8-8, 8-8, 6-10, and 11-5 the last 4 years. The following quote on wikipedia says it all about how good Dallas drafts:
[View Full Quote]The 2009 NFL draft was one of the worst in the history of the Dallas Cowboys, with a lot of experts comparing it unfavorably to the 1995 "backup draft". This draft is infamously known as the "special teams draft", but it was so terrible, that as the years have passed it has garnered different nicknames. Entering the season the team considered their special teams a glaring weakness, so they hired a new coach (Joe DeCamillis) and focused on drafting players who could contribute immediately on this unit. The Cowboys started the day without a first round draft choice (part of the price to acquire Roy Williams) and then traded out of the second round to obtain more picks, reaching a total of 12, which was the most selections since their 1992 NFL draft. The eventual result was that the team couldn't find a starter in the group and most of the players drafted were waived by the 2010 season.
Say what you want, but Jerry has stunk the place up the last four years.
What stinks is taking one bad draft and using to make a broad generalization about how the quality of players the Cowboys have brought in. The last 3 off seasons have produced Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Sean Lissemore, Morris Claiborne, Tyrone Crawford, Dwayne Harris, Tyron Smith, James Hanna, Demarco Murray, Bruce Carter, Barry Church, Cole Beasley, Brandon Carr, Alex Albright, Dan Bailey, Kyle Orton, etc.
Have we hit on every move? No. But guess what? Nobody else has either.