Cowboys draft history: Best 21st century draft picks from each round

Round by round the best picks of the 21st century the Cowboys have selected.
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Best Third-Round Selection: Jason Witten, TE

How about another no-brainer selection and a future-Hall-of-Famer? That's Jason Witten, who the Cowboys drafted in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. 

In his 16-year career as a Cowboy, Witten exemplified greatness both on and off the field. 

On the field, Witten set numerous Cowboys records, including most career receptions (1,215), career receiving yards (12,977), and most games played (255). He was the Cowboys' iron man starting at one point 179 games straight, which also is a franchise record. 

Number 82 would appear in 11 Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro four times in his Hall-of-Fame career. Overall Witten finished his career with 1,228 receptions, 13,046 receiving yards, and 74 touchdowns. 

Off the field, Witten has done his best to give back to the community through the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation. A foundation in which Witten and his wife, Michelle Witten, have helped several outreach programs and funded different projects. 

In recognition of his off-field work, Witten is one of four Dallas Cowboys to be recognized as the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year. 

The next stop is Canton, OH and the Cowboys' Ring of Honor. 

Runner Up: Demarco Murray