As all of Cowboys Nation is getting ready for the 2020 NFL Draft, many of those conversations end up pulling in best and worst draft picks from the team's past. For the next week, we're going to focus on the positive and bring you the Cowboys' greatest picks from each round in franchise history.
Our history lesson begins with the Seventh Round. For many and maybe most of us, we've always known the NFL Draft as a seven-round process.
But there were 12 rounds in the 1980s and even more in the early days of the NFL. And our most seasoned fans need not worry; Roger Staubach will get his due recognition later in the week.
To start, though, we're going with Rounds 1-7 and covering all eras of Cowboys football.
7th-round picks are an interesting bunch. The margin between them and an undrafted player is minimal, and the perceived investment of a 7th-round pick doesn't seem to faze teams too much. Many of these players don't even make the roster in their first year.
While this is mostly true in the Cowboys' history, some of the team's greatest all-time talents have come out of the Seventh Round. In fact, Dallas has had arguably more success with 7th-round draft picks than those in Rounds 4-6.
So who made the Top 10? Let's start the show.
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