#3. A Poor Draft Class
As mention previously, winning has it’s downsides. One of them is the fact your team will be levied a tax in the NFL. That tax being lower draft selections. And the Cowboys seemed to have squandered most of their picks this year.
The fact the Cowboys selected Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton with their first round selection, 28th overall, despite have a second round grade on him should tell you everything you need to know about this draft class. Through his first seven games, Taco has yet to record a single sack. That’s despite nearly everyone around him doing so.
Second round pick Chidobe Awuzie has barely seen the field this season due to a hamstring injury. And like Byron Jones before him, when he is healthy, the Cowboys coaching staff can’t decide whether to play him at cornerback or safety. The front office in Dallas is far too occupied with the notion that a player have position flex rather than simply being great at one thing.
Their third round selection, Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, may be the saving grace of this class. That’s despite basically missing all of training camp and the preseason. But that doesn’t mean Lewis hasn’t had his struggles this season as well.
The Cowboys lone offensive rookie hopeful, diminutive wide receiver Ryan Switzer, has one memorable play to his name so far. And that was a muffed point that many point to as the reason the Cowboys lost to the Los Angeles Rams.
Outside of seventh round selection Noah Brown ,who currently sits at the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart, all the other Cowboys draft picks from this year are either on the practice squad or already off the team.