When it comes to the NFL Draft, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys aren't afraid to wheel and deal in order to come away with the prospect they have their eyes on. We've also seen them take quite a few chances on players in the past whose draft stock has taken a hit because of off the field issues or because they are still recuperating from some kind of injury. I'm hoping the organization is starting to shy away from “troubled” players, but I think there are potentially six injured prospects the Cowboys draft come April.
We have seen the Dallas Cowboys take chances on these type of players in back to back drafts. Jaylon Smith was drafted last year in the second round because of a devastating injury he sustained. After basically redshirting his first year in the NFL, the hope is he will be able to contribute in 2017. His injury is still a concern, but there is hope he can return to form.
The year prior to Smith's selection, the Dallas Cowboys took another chance in the second round on a talented player that was falling because of his off the field issues. Yes, you guessed it… Randy Gregory. Gregory hasn't panned out like they hoped, and could possibly be seeing his chance to play in the NFL come to an end because of his off the field issues.
As you can see, there are no guarantees when it comes to drafting players, especially when there are already concerns to begin with. But, sometimes you have to “risk it to get the biscuit” to acquire talent that probably wouldn't have been available otherwise.
Use the arrow tool provided to navigate through the article in order to see the six prospects the Cowboys could target, despite the fact they are still recuperating from their injuries.