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Jerry Jones on Malik Hooker: “We Would’ve Drafted Him”

joined the Cowboys this after his rookie contract with the expired. But had he not been such an attractive prospect in the 2017 , Hooker's tenure in Dallas might have started four years sooner.

In a radio last Saturday prior to Dallas' preseason game against the Houston Texans, Owner stated that the Cowboys would've selected Hooker if he'd fallen to their 28th pick in that draft. But as woefully states, we ended up with DE instead.

Four years later, Malik is now trying to reboot his career as a in Dallas after marred his time in Indy. But he's still better off than Taco, who just got cut yesterday by the .

Charlton only lasted a little over two seasons in Dallas, being released two weeks into the to make room for the . He clashed with and ultimately left in disgrace with questions about his effort swirling.

For four years now, have bemoaned the drafting of Taco over the great T.J. Watt. Their careers went in completely opposite directions as Watt quickly emerged as and remains one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Dallas also would've been much better off with Safety Budda Baker, who went six spots later, and has already been to the three times. In truth, the Cowboys probably should've selected Watt or Baker even if Malik Hooker had fallen to 28th.

That's a hindsight argument, of course. In April of 2017 Hooker was one of the top prospects in the class and seen as a potential elite NFL safety. Even if the Colts hadn't drafted him at 15th there's little chance he'd have slid another 13 spots to the Cowboys.

Still just 25, Malik is hoping that the injuries are behind him and he can finally be the player that everyone expected coming out of Ohio State. Dallas is clearly hoping the same by bringing him into the mix during .

It may have taken a while, but perhaps the Cowboys finally got their guy at safety.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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yamean88

what and cut that future HOF’er jeff heath!! you must be off your fool rocker!!!

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