Players you've wanted (now or past)

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  1. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Not to mention that Seau went top 5 and Dallas didn't pick until the 20's. They moved up to 17 for Emmitt but Seau was way, way out of their reach.
     
  2. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    I guess I was mistaken, didn't realize while writing my first post it was the same draft. First time I started fallowing it was in 1998, at 13. I was just a big Seau fan I guess. And yes I'd take Emmitt to.
     
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  3. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Roger Wehrli comes to mind - if I recall we drafted pretty late but was hoping he would fall to us. Then, of course, he went on to become the original "shutdown" corner as Staubach once famously put it. What a dandy he was.

    Still, Calvin Hill ended up being a pretty good one too
     
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  4. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Calvin was no bum. Thanks for the old time thoughs!! It still means something!
     
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  5. DCowboyz

    DCowboyz Active Member

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    Any UM player coming out of the draft. We never draft them and almost all of them become great.
     
  6. logan

    logan Well-Known Member

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    We would have had the #1 pick in 1990 but Jimmy used it to take Steve Walsh in the supplemental draft in 1989 despite already having Aikman.

    Something Jerry would have been crucified for if he had done it.
     
  7. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeppers.

    Trading up to No. 1 before they were sure Ismail was going to play in the NFL would have gotten Jerry skewered as well.
     
  8. SeanLee50

    SeanLee50 Well-Known Member

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    Howard Richards
     
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  9. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    I remember wanting Nick Mangold over Carpenter.We needed a center real bad then.
     
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  10. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    I like Keith Richards!!
     
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  11. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Landon Collins. He's going to be a multiple probowler real soon
     
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  12. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Randy Moss and Aaron Donald.
     
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  13. tyke1doe

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    Had the Cowboys kept the first pick of the draft - which they blew on Steve Walsh in the supplemental draft - they likely would have taken Cortez Kennedy and not Junior Seau.

    I believe I remember Jimmy Johnson saying something to that effect. He knew Kennedy from his time in Miami.
    And he liked Blair Thomas over Emmitt Smith, though I doubt he would have taken a running back that high because the class that year was strong in running backs (Rodney Hampton, Steve Broussard, Emmitt Smith, Blair Thomas).

    Kennedy was great in his own right even though Seau proved to be better based on the duration of his career. Had the Cowboys pick Kennedy, I don't know if Charles Haley is a Cowboy.

    As for Moss, I think every Cowboys fan was anticipating that pick. And when the Cowboys picked Greg Ellis, I was like "What?" :huh:
     
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  14. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Julius Peppers.
     
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  15. HappyOnions

    HappyOnions Datwin

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    I wanted Steven Jackson so bad back in 2004...
     
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  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    They did trade for the pick and did negotiate briefly with Ismail before he went to Canada.

    Ismail wanted a bunch of money upfront and Dallas had issues with giving that up in those days.

    Signability was a big deal back then and Maryland was the compromise.
     
  17. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    crazy thinking back on all that. I remember, it was either in a book about Jimmy or written by Jimmy, I read how much he loved Walsh, but I still couldn't wrap my head around why we would do that the year after drafting Troy, who I believe went number 1 as well(please correct me if I'm wrong), same draft Deion, Barry Sanders, Andre Risen and others came out of, I believe. I would have settled for Cortez Kennedy and stayed away from the supplemental draft...who wouldn't? And I watched college ball on tv and got all nerdy about the draft Moss' last year at Marshall, never saw a reciever like that, I would watch Marshall games just to see him play. I never did that before, I was confused just like all of us when we picked Ellis. Sometimes I still feel bad for the guy, he was a good DE and he will always be remembered for that draft. We didn't do him or us any good picking him.
     
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  18. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    You're correct about Aikman going No. 1 overall. The top of that draft was insane. Four of five Hall of Famers - Aikman, Tony Mandarich Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas, Deion Sanders.

    I was with you on the Steve Walsh pick. I thought that was an incredibly stupid move. But Jimmy Johnson not only thought Walsh might be a better quarterback than Aikman but was a wheeler-dealer, and I think the Cowboys felt they could get more out of Walsh in a trade. They did (a 1st, 2nd and 3rd from New Orleans). But what they missed out on negated that trade, IMO.

    They could have had Cortez Kennedy or Junior Seau - both Hall of Famers. Imagine what our defense would have been like with Kennedy and Haley anchoring the line? :eek:

    Although it's hard to complain in hindsight because we did win 3 out of 4 with the talent Dallas assembled under Jimmy Johnson. :)
     
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  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you definitely did.
     
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  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I wanted the Cowboys to draft Witten in the first round. I went crazy when Parcells didn't think he was worth a 2nd round pick.

    They had an early 1st that year. I wanted them to trade their 2nd/3rd for a late first to get Witten.
     

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