The NFL.com folks picked the top-10 draft busts of all time and not one Dallas Cowboys draft pick made the list.
Ryan Leaf, a former Cowboys, made the list as the worst draft bust of all time. I am not going to be one to disagree with that pick.
Other busts the NFL names are Brian Bosworth, Akili Smith, Heath Schuler and Charles Williams.
In the Cowboys draft history, the pick that pops in my head as one I knew was horrible is Quincy Carter. Carter was considered a 4th or 5th round pick, but the Cowboys selected him with their second round pick. Carter wasn’t even a stellar quarterback in college for Georgia. He was coming off an injury when he was picked and had a horrible college season prior to entering the draft. It was unbelievable to me when his name was announced. I cringed and knew the Cowboys would struggle for several more years.
When Bill Parcells was brought in as coach, I also knew he’d have difficulty getting anything from Carter. Surprisingly, Carter did have his best season under Parcells and did take the Cowboys to the playoffs. Other than drafting DeMarcus Ware, that season may have been one of the more miraculous things Parcells was able to do for the Cowboys in what was a lackluster tenure.
But Quincy Carter does go down as what I can remember being one of the worst draft picks ever made in Cowboys’ history.