Randy Galloway tells us that the Cowboys are not alone among metroplex teams concerning ineptitude, specifically when it comes to poor drafts. It seems the Rangers, Stars, and Mavs have also had their share of futility in this area.
While that’s all fine and good, we won’t be compared to Rangers fans. Is that what it’s come to – being lumped with one of the all-time loser franchises in MLB history? A team with only one winning record this decade? Yeesh.
Let’s keep our focus on the ‘Boys. Randy tells us a thing or two we already know about the recent Cowboys drafts:
No playoff wins in 12 seasons can be directly traced to a long-standing history of the Cowboys failing in April.
Talk about all or nothing, consider this pattern:
2000 — Nothing remains from that draft.
2001 — Again, nothing (Both years, the team was without a No. 1 because of the killer that was the Joey Galloway trade.)
2002 — With the departure of Roy (Okie) Williams, only Andre Gurode remains.
2003 — Big Bill’s first year, and it was a pop. Terence Newman, Jason Witten and Bradie James.
2004 — It was a bust (no first-round pick after Big Bill got cute on Julius Jones). Only Patrick Crayton, a seventh-round pick, is still with us.
2005 — Popped again. DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Marion Barber, Marcus Spears, with Kevin Burnett and Chris Canty having just left town.
2006 — Busted out again with Bobby Carpenter as the No. 1. Only Jason Hatcher makes a contribution.
2007 — Not much to show. Anthony Spencer is a maybe, but a trade here did bring Felix Jones in ’08.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Are we to take solice in the woes of the other Dallas area teams or should that be the final warning sign?