The OP's entire premise is foolish. The Cowboys drafting doesn't look so bad when compared to the rest of the NFC east? What does that prove? The only division worse right now is the abysmal AFC South, where, you guessed it, most of the teams have drafted pitifully. And what does it matter if a late round draft pick you drafted in the last year or two is still on your roster? That often speaks volumes about your salary cap situation or the overall poor quality of your roster. How many of the better players drafted the last few years have big strings attached? Most of them. Jones loves to gamble on the off chance it might work out. Like with Sean Lee. Lee is a fantastic player, but, fulfilling every concern that other teams had about him when he was in the draft, he's been one of the league's most oft injured. Fact is, the team only has a small handful of decent players that have been added since Bill Parcells left town, and the players acquired under Parcells are obviously in decline. The roster isn't very good, has no depth, and all of that should be dumped at the feet of Jones.