Dallas Cowboys’ recent drafts: Two famines, three promising crops

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Cowboys’ recent draft history

The Cowboys’ draft failures have haunted this team and robbed them of depth. This is especially true for the 2008 and 2009 drafts, in which none of the 18 picks taken in those two years combined will likely be on the roster in 2013 — highlighted by the misses in 2008 of first-round picks Felix Jones (unsigned free agent) and Mike Jenkins (now with Oakland). The Cowboys have seemingly done better the past three years with emerging stars such as wide receiver Dez Bryant (2010), linebacker Sean Lee (2010), linebacker Bruce Carter (2011), running back DeMarco Murray (2011) and tackle Tyrone Smith (2011). The Cowboys got a starter in cornerback Morris Claiborne (2012), but questions remain about the rest of that group.

Seasons20082009201020112012
Total picks612686
Starters00231
Backups00134
Other teams64120
Out of league08201

Dallas Cowboys 2013 Draft Picks

Round 118th selection
Round 217th selection47th overall
Round 318th selection80th overall
Round 417th selection114th overall
Round 518th selection151st overall
Round 617th selection185th overall
Round 7No selectionTraded to Miami for RyanCook (224th overall pick)

The 18th slot

Here’s a look at the previous players selected when the Cowboys had the 18th overall pick in the NFL Draft:

1975: Thomas Henderson, linebacker, Langston

1986: Mike Sherrard, wide receiver, UCLA

2006: Bobby Carpenter, linebacker, Ohio State

Cowboys schedule

Preason
DateOpponentTVTime
Sun., Aug. 4vs. Miami at CantonKXAS/5 (NBC)7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 9@ OaklandKTVT/119 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 17@ ArizonaKTVT/113:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24vs. CincinnatiKTVT/117 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 29vs. HoustonKTVT/117 p.m.
Regular season
DateOpponentTVTime
Sun., Sept. 8vs. NY GiantsKXAS/57:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15@ Kansas CityKDFW/4Noon
Sun., Sept. 22vs. St. LouisKDFW/4Noon
Sun., Sept. 29@ San DiegoKDFW/43:25 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 6vs. DenverKTVT/113:25 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 13vs. WashingtonKXAS/57:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 20@ PhiladelphiaKDFW/4Noon
Sun., Oct.27@ DetroitKDFW/4Noon
Sun., Nov. 3vs. MinnesotaKDFW/4Noon
Sun., Nov. 10@ New OrleansKXAS/57:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 17BYE
Sun., Nov. 24@ NY GiantsKDFW/43:25 p.m.
Thur., Nov. 28vs. OaklandKTVT/113:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 9@ ChicagoESPN7:40 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 15vs. Green BayKDFW/4Noon*
Sun., Dec.22@ WashingtonKDFW/4Noon*
Sun, Dec. 29vs. PhiladelphiaKDFW/4Noon*

* Game time subject to change

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