You Can Never Have Enough Good QuarterbacksRoger Staubach was the Cowboys starting quarterback in 1974. But the team still drafted Danny White, who took over after Staubach and led the Cowboys to five playoff appearances.
Cowboys Bring Computers Into The NFL Draft ProcessFormer Cowboys draft guru Gil Brandt was there for the team's first NFL Draft in 1960, using cutting-edge computer technology to help Dallas make their picks.
Cowboys Have Had Many Undrafted HeroesThe NFL Draft is an opportunity for football teams to improve by bringing in some new talent. But many times, the most impactful players actually go undrafted.
Emmitt Smith Arrives Looking Like "Confused Bumblebee"Most drafted football players make their first impressions on the field, but all eyes were on Emmitt Smith when he arrived wearing bright yellow polka dots.
Cowboys Select Steve Walsh In Supplemental DraftThe Cowboys picked quarterback Troy Aikman in the 1989 NFL Draft, but also selected quarterback Steve Walsh in the supplemental draft. Of course, it all worked out in the end.
Cowboys Select Jason Witten In NFL Draft's Third RoundBill Parcells took control of the Cowboys draft in 2003, and jumped on tight end Jason Witten in the third round.
Cowboys Draft Dynamic Duo Of Elliott & PrescottWith the fourth pick in 2016, the Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott. Then, 131 picks later, the franchise found their next quarterback in Dak Prescott.
Cowboys Bring Cameras Into NFL Draft War RoomThe Cowboys introduced the war room camera in 1992, giving football fans a chance to see the NFL Draft from a new perspective.
Cowboys Trade Up To Draft Tony DorsettThe Cowboys traded up to the second spot in the 1977 NFL Draft in order to make a difference maker. And what a difference Tony Dorsett proved to be for the team.
Roger Staubach Was Worth The Wait For CowboysIn the 1964 NFL Draft, 128 players were selected before the Cowboys picked quarterback Roger Staubach. Even then, a five-year naval committment kept him from joining the team until 1969.
Cowboys Use NFL Draft To Improve Offensive LineJason Garrett took over as the Cowboys head coach and started working on improving the offensive line. The team started by drafting Tyron Smith with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Cowboys Have Picked Great Players Late In The DraftLarry Cole was drafted 428th overall in the 1968 NFL Draft. Dennis Thurman was selected in the 11th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Larry Brown was picked in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.
Randy White Leads The Cowboys 'Dirty Dozen'The 1975 draft class for the Cowboys was famously named 'The Dirty Dozen' because 12 rookies made the squad. Randy White was the star of the class.
Tony Romo Joins Cowboys After Going UndraftedTony Romo first went undrafted in 2003. While the Broncos offered him more money to sign as a free agent, Romo opted to join the Cowboys.
Warm Weather Led Lee Roy Jordan To CowboysAlabama linebacker Lee Roy Jordan was the second first-round NFL Draft pick in Dallas Cowboys history. He had the choice of going to Dallas or Boston. It was a no-brainer, he said.
Cowboys Draft A True Cowboy In Walt GarrisonWalt Garrison was born to be a Cowboys player, because he was an actual cowboy. "I would have rodeoed if I hadn't played football," he said.
Bob Lilly Becomes First Draft Pick In Cowboys HistoryBob Lilly was the pick that started it all in Dallas. In 1961, the defensive tackle out of TCU became the first NFL Draft pick in team history.
Troy Aikman Becomes First Draft Pick In Jerry Jones EraTroy Aikman was the first NFL Draft pick for the Cowboys after Jerry Jones bought the team, and it made Dallas super once again.

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