While his naysayers might say that Jerry Jones is one of the more egotistical owners in the NFL, one thing that not too many people can deny is his ability to spot talent. That being said, this season had a few rookies that Jones picked in the 2008 NFL Draft that showed promise.
Martellus Bennett: The former Texas A&M man finished the year with 20 catches for 283 yards and four touchdowns. Not bad for a backup. Although his attitude was a problem early, he seemed to settle down into his role and had some good performances for the Cowboys in his first season. He also seemed to have good hands.
Felix Jones: Although Jones was eventually placed on the IR with a hamstring injury, he did show signs of brilliance in the games he was a part of. Jones rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries. That’s 8.9 yards per carry. He also had a pretty 98-yard kickoff return against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 41-37 win in Dallas.
Tashard Choice: One draft, two solid backs for Jones. The fourth-rounder with injury questions going into the draft was the only Cowboys back completely healthy at the end of the season and had 472 yards on 92 carries (5.1 ypc) and two touchdowns and caught 21 balls for 185 yards.
Orlando Scandrick: I can finally forgive Boise State for having that atrocious astroturf. The fifth-rounder from Boise State was eventually preferred over first-round pick Mike Jenkins at the nickel spot.