6 star players the Cowboys could have drafted in the past 5 years

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Over the past decade-plus, the Dallas Cowboys front office has been doing a great job in the NFL Draft. They've built up a strong roster and have done so primarily with homegrown talent.

But that doesn't mean they don't have their share of misses. Here, we look at what could have been as we identify six star players Dallas could have selected over the past five years.

6. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB No. 120 overall 2021 NFL Draft (Cowboys took Jabril Cox pick 115)

Entering the 2021 season, the Cowboys still felt good about their running back stable. They had Tony Pollard starting to come into his own and he went for 719 yards that year. He was still No. 2 behind Ezekiel Elliott, who put up 1,002 yards and 10 touchdowns.

However, they didn't have an RB3 they really believed in. Corey Clement, JaQuan Hardy, and Ito Smith all got a shot as Rico Dowdle was on the IR with a hip injury. But they could have landed a player that not only would have been a great third option but also would be the perfect complement to Pollard this year as they transition away from Zeke.

At pick No. 120, the New England Patriots took Rhamondre Stevenson who spent two seasons at Oklahoma following a stint with Cerritos. Stevenson was used sparingly with the Sooners but has become a star with the Pats.

He had 606 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie followed by 1,040 yards and five touchdowns in 2022. He also proved to be a weapon in the passing game, hauling in 69 receptions for 421 yards and another touchdown in his sophomore campaign.

Dallas took LSU linebacker Jabril Cox just ahead of Stevenson but hindsight says the running back would have been the better choice.