9 Recent Draft Picks don't make the 53-man roster

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  1. Jumbo075

    Jumbo075 Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys have stashed 2 recent draft picks on Reserve Lists, and cut 7 others.

    2016 - 6th round pick Darius Jackson, RB
    2016 - 6th round pick Rico Gathers, TE

    2017 - 7th round pick Noah Brown, WR - Reserve/PUP

    2018 - 5th round pick Mike White, QB
    2018 - 6th round pick Chris Covington, LB
    2018 - 6th round pick Cedrick Wilson, WR

    2019 - 5th round pick Michael Jackson, Sr., CB
    2019 - 7th round pick Mike Weber, RB
    2019 - 7th round pick Jalen Jelks, DE - Reserve/Injured

    This comes after the Cowboys the Cowboys parted ways last year with 2017 4th round pick Ryan Switzer in a preseason trade, cut 2016 4th round pick Charles Tapper, and cut 2018 7th round pick Bo Scarbrough. Of course, 2017 6th & 7th round picks Marquez White, Joe Ivie, and Jordan Carrell didn't make the team as rookies. That brings the total to 15 recent 3rd day draft picks who are no longer with the team.

    Only 9 late round picks from last 4 drafts still playing for Dallas

    2016 4th round pick Dak Prescott, QB
    2016 6th round pick Anthony Brown, CB
    2016 6th round pick Kavon Frazier, SS
    2017 6th round pick Xavier Woods, FS
    2018 4th round pick Dorance Armstrong, DE
    2018 4th round pick Dalton Schultz, TE
    2019 4th round pick Tony Pollard, RB
    2019 5th round pick Joe Jackson, DE
    2019 6th round pick Donovan Wilson, SS

    All 12 players acquired by the Cowboys with their 1st, 2nd & 3rd round picks from the last 4 drafts are still with the team.

    2016 - Ezekiel Elliott, Jaylon Smith, Maliek Collins
    2017 - Taco Charlton, Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis
    2018 - Leighton Vander Esch, Connor Williams, Michael Gallup
    2019 - Amari Cooper, Trysten Hill, Connor McGovern

    Starters in Blue. Charlton is likely to be the starting RDE for at least the first two games of 2019.
  2. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Did we cut White or stash him on the ps?
  3. Bob-Lillys-War

    Bob-Lillys-War Well-Known Member

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    Taco & Rico should have been in the same boat out of texas , instead only Rico was cut .
  4. catiii

    catiii Zone Supporter

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    How does this record compare to other teams? I'd love to know how our scouts compare to the league average.
    ...but more than scouting..ability of trainers and coaches to bring out the best in a player can also be a factor Also depends on team draft position of course.
    So many factors it's prob not possible to make any conclusions....
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  5. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Really surprised Mike Jackson didn't make it. Seemed like a Richard prototype.
  6. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t think this is that uncommon but if it is it is partly bc our roster is so deep (which should make one wonder why we haven’t won more games).
    We also do very well in the UDFA pool.
    But as I stated in another thread, we should consider trading up more since many mid round picks get cut anyway.
  7. KingintheNorth

    KingintheNorth Chris in Arizona

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    6th and 7th round picks don't have a high success rate, especially after 2 or 3 years.

    Late 5th round picks (results of being a good team) are in that boat as well.

    Too many fans have bought into this whole idea that the Cowboys will just out draft everyone else.
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  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    4th round and after picks that are on the roster three years after being drafted are essential but hard to come by. As somebody mentioned earlier the odds are long. I think the Seattle team that won the SB had a high number of late round picks and UDFAs.
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  9. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    Late draft picks have a hard time making deeply talented rosters.

    Not much else to see here, really. This is a very good roster.
  10. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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    It happens across the league nothing new.
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  11. Altestic

    Altestic Benched

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    Richard is a pawn on the Cowboys' chess board, unfortunately.

    He reports to Marinelli the arch-bishop, flanking Moore the other bishop; McClay and Stephen are the rooks. Garrett is the queen and Jerry is king.
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  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Some of those players will be PS guys and could end up on the 53.

    The player listed all suffer from being drafted by a good team and stood long odds of making the team all along. On average players drafted in those last 3 rounds only have a 5% of making any team.
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  13. DandyDon52

    DandyDon52 Well-Known Member

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    lol good one!
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  14. DandyDon52

    DandyDon52 Well-Known Member

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    I think the 9 players are a pretty good % for low round picks.
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  15. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    More about most mid to late rnd picks tend to not get second contracts with teams
    Good drafting teams only want to sign elite guys to second contracts
    Every one else you churn for cheaper young guys
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  16. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Wise and Cedrick Wilson are a big mistake,imo.
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  17. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    5-7 are crapshoots. Really not much different from udfas
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  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    A few more years of McClay and even our 1st round picks will be considered long shots.
  19. Altestic

    Altestic Benched

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  20. sjmike

    sjmike Well-Known Member

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    I take it that this is a complement to McClay. I hope so

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