The Top-3 Best and Worse Draft picks for the Cowboys in the 2000's

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Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) rushes the passer against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The draft is fast approaching and I thought I would look at the top draft picks and worst draft picks from the year 2000 until now. One of the reasons I selected this time period is because this is where Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones really took control of the franchise. The triplets were winding down and a new era for the Cowboys started. So let’s see how bad or how great Jerry was in the war room. Here are the top-3 best and worst draft picks in the 2000s!


DeMarcus Ware: There is no question that the best player Jerry Jones ever drafted was defensive end DeMarcus Ware.  Ware was drafted with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Arguably one of the best pass-rushers in the modern game, Ware made offensive coordinators have nightmares the night before games. His rare combination of speed, strength, and instincts made him almost unstoppable to block. He gained seven pro-bowl appearances and was a four time all-pro selection. Sadly, the hall-of-famer might have never been drafted because of former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells. The story goes that Parcells wanted to use the Cowboys first pick on Marcus Spears, but Jones overruled him and drafted Ware instead and later picked up Spears in the first round. Sadly, because of old age, money and mounting injuries, Ware is no longer a Cowboy, but he will always be thanked by the countless fans of America’s Team for his work ethic, elite play and amazing spirit. Thank you D-Ware.


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