Ranking the 6 worst Cowboys draft picks of the Jerry Jones era

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The Dallas Cowboys are one of the best drafting teams in the league. Thanks to an elite scouting department and warm room -- which, yes, includes Jerry Jones -- Dallas has been able to draft gems in every round.

No team, though, has had a greater hit rate in the first-round over the last decade. During that span, the Cowboys have netted Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyler Smith, Leighton Vander Esch and Byron Jones, among others.

They've only had one obvious whiff since 2014 (any guesses?) and fans will be hoping their pristine batting average continues this week.

Speaking of whiffs, the Cowboys have their fair share of draft swings and misses during the Jerry Jones era. With that in mind, let's underline the five worst picks since Jones became owner and de facto president/GM in 1989.

Cowboys 6 worst draft picks of the Jerry Jones era

6. Felix Jones, RB, 2008

By no means was Jones a bust, but he didn't come close to returning first-round value for a running back. He totaled over 1,000 scrimmage yards in 2010, but never finished another season with more than 700 rushing yards. He struggled to break out of Marion Barber's shadow early in his career and eventually lost touches to 2011 third round pick DeMarco Murray. Chris Johnson, Calais Campbell, Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, and Jordy Nelson are just some of the eventual stars who were picked after Jones.

5. Morris Claiborne, CB, 2012

Between his underwhelming performances and lengthy injury history, Claiborne is a deserved inclusion here. He looked promising as a rookie, but his career was all downhill from there, as he never played more than 11 games in a season over the next four years. Dallas moved up eight spots to No. 6 overall to take Claiborne, and what stings the most is that Stephon Gilmore was the next DB off the board.

4. Shane Carver, DE, 1994

Another first round miss, Carver's pro career last just four seasons. While he found consistent playing time on Dallas' defense, he never established himself as a starter until his final season in 1997 when he logged six sacks -- a half-sack more than what he amassed over his first years. Carver is more remember for his contributions in the Arena Football League and XFL after his Cowboys tenure ended. Talk about failing to add to a team with Super Bowl expectations.