Dallas Cowboys: Did Jerry Jones orchestrate his best draft ever?

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5th Round (179th pick) -DE Bradlee Anae, Utah

The next player they drafted potentially falls into those very same categories. The Cowboys drafted edge rusher Bradlee Anae in the fifth round with the 179th overall pick.

His college production last season was crazy, at 13.0 sacks and a forced fumble. But where was that throughout the rest of his career?

You have to hope that it clicked and that it wasn’t just a one year wonder, because he could be awesome if it’s real. To take a chance on the 130th ranked prospect with those skills and numbers at the 179th pick seems all worth it though and another relative home run for the Cowboys here.

7th Round (231st pick) -QB Ben DiNucci, James Madison

The Cowboys’ last pick in the draft, QB Ben DiNucci in the 7th round, is something that every team has been doing lately and the Cowboys are no different. You take a quarterback for several reasons. You need the competition in camp, you may need a backup, you may strike gold in that he may take over your team or emerge as a prime trade chip of sorts.

The Dallas Cowboys themselves have alluded to how head coach McCarthy likes to develop his quarterbacks and his quarterback room. Noting the evolving free-agent situation of current backup Cooper Rush, they say that DiNucci has “a chance to step in and compete for a reserve role”.

We went in frantic and even more scared when we found out that Jerry would be at the helm alone. The plush view from inside his draft bunker on his luxury yacht did tend to calm most of us though or at least give us a slight chuckle until it was time for Jerry to go to work.

He went (virtually). He saw. He conquered.

The Dallas Cowboys got this one right. This isn’t to say that every player selected here will be a Pro Bowler or great player, but they didn’t mess any of the picks up.

Not only were they all sound and logical picks, but they often got value. He filled needs and drafted talent along the way. I will go this far though.

Every draft pick from this draft, save for Mr. DiNucci, is guaranteed to make this team. That’s how good it was. DiNucci has a good shot too, just based on the numbers.

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While we may not be able to answer the question that brought us all here, whether this is a top draft in Dallas Cowboys history or not, we can say that it’s in the running as of now. Only time will tell and we can’t wait to be the judges.