Cowboys Best/Worst 1st round picks. Ever

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  1. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    I think LVE needs to be on this list. Guy was a high pick. Not much from him since 2018.
     
  2. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    Yes, something like that.

    Guess it depends on the perspective here.....hindsight or at the time.

    Cannon makes both lists in my lifetime.

    I can't include guys I wasn't around for, but coach didn't mess up many before I came on board.

    That's why I came on board.
     
  3. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Bill Thomas was without question the worst first round pick by the Cowboys. He played in only seven games for the team (all on special teams), and was gone after one season.
     
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  4. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Felix was *phenomenal*. He failed because we turned him into a between the tackles RB and ran him while injured for 2 years. We ground him out of the league. He was a great pick who was managed and utilized *horribly*. It was a sin against football.
    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JoneFe00.htm
     
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  5. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt Smith is No. 1 on my list. We're not sniffing three Super Bowl wins without him.
    As for the worst, take your pick.
     
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  6. InTheZone

    InTheZone Well-Known Member

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    They were our 2nd hand 1st round picks.
     
  7. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    They weren't Cowboy draft picks
     
  8. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    You could say the same about Emmitt for the 90s. Who's above who? I agree that most of the times it will be QB if you're rating them on how they benefit the team. But then you'll run into the Emmitt/Aikman situation. Better to just rate them on how good they played their position.
     
  9. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    Bob Lilly is the best pick ever. The worst I guess is Bruce Carter in 2011.
     
  10. pitt33

    pitt33 Well-Known Member

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    How about a list of 2nd round flops?

    Man, that list is long.
     
  11. pitt33

    pitt33 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Lilly...

    But Carter was pretty good for a few years. Didn’t he have 5 picks one season? That’s a lot for his position.
     
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  12. Gangsta Spanksta

    Gangsta Spanksta Well-Known Member

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    We didn't draft Joey.
     
  13. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    Carter had a lot of hype going up to the draft as the next-big pass-rusher. His speed was impressive but he lacked the strength and physicality to win off the edge consistently. He had just five sacks in eight years with four teams as a linebacker.
     
  14. Hagman

    Hagman Put Niland and Green in the ROH

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    Shante Carver is the worst First round draft pick in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. We even traded up in order to get him.
     
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  15. InTheZone

    InTheZone Well-Known Member

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    yes I believe every Cowboys fan is aware of this
     
  16. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    Is this thread about player or is it about team ?

    Again you seem to be going off entirely off the need at the position, whereas i'm ranking them pound for pound pure player.
    Randy was dominant, he was elite at his position, at his era he was even the very best DT in the entire league.

    ...Aikman was very good at his position but never dominant, never the best at his position.
     
  17. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see, I was ranking them as worth of the 1st round pick, Best choices made
     
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  18. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Shante Carver, he was a reach to replace haley and they compounded it by swinging and missing on Pittman a couple of years later.
     
  19. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    All 1st round picks are *not* created equal.

    Troy was HOFer, but he was draft's first overall selection. One might say that top picks in entire draft are supposed to be HOFers.

    I'd say one pick who was a fine player but who was way overdrafted Russell Maryland. For the first pick in the first round you should get a guy who transforms your roster and takes over some games. Maryland didn't do that.

    Who was the best--most intelligent 1st round pick?
    Emmitt or D-Wood, maybe. (oops Woody was early 2nd round...wow what value)
     
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  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    How many other 'very good' quarterbacks won 3 super bowls and has a bust in the hall of fame?
     
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