Just how confident are you, that the Cowboys, with their current GM and front office, would select good players with those high draft picks anyway? This is one reason I've never bought into the notion that it would be better for the Cowboys to lose and get high draft picks, rather than win and stay in the playoff race. There's NO guarantee that those high draft picks would be put to good use. Another reason: Ryan Leaf and JaMarcus Russell were drafted in the 1st round. Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round. Jason Witten was drafted in the 3rd round. High draft positioning is really overrated.