Ironically, are the Cowboys the victims of being not good enough or not bad enough? When you look at a team like the Colts, they were fortunate to have a player like Luck available to draft at #1 overall. I am sure there are some perennially bad teams that if they had it to do over would have all tanked to have a chance of their own to get Luck, or RGIII. What if a team like Arizona had tanked? Would they be the new darlings of the NFL instead of being viewed on the outside looking in? The Cowboys have had a string of many mediocre years stacked on top of each other. I think that has a lot to do with our failure to get over the top. San Fran. had lots of high draft picks to stack their roster with, and now you are starting to see the benefits of that. There is no question that hitting on draft picks is important, but the miss rate is much lower in the top 5 than it is after that. That is why teams have to pay such a premium to get there. And the top 5 players in the draft tend to be players that can take over a game. (think Ware).