Cowboys fans, you have company

by - March 23, 2009 - Posted in Offseason

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?

3 Responses to Cowboys fans, you have company

Luis

March 23rd, 2009 at 9:47 am

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As if being compared to Al Davis weren't bad enough, now Jerry is being compared to Tom Hicks? Ouch.

But I will say this about Hicks, it looks like he's finally wised up on the baseball side of things. He went out and hired *gasp* a GM who has installed a solid philosophy whose core is to build talent through the draft. Now the Rangers are considered to have one of the top minor league systems in baseball.

That said, it is always wise to take what Randy Galloway says with a grain of salt and a shot of penicillin. He conveniently left out Nick Folk in his analysis of the 2006 draft and Deon Anderson from the 2007 draft. He also ignored the 2008 draft, which is looking like it would run a close second to the 2005 draft with Felix Jones, Mike Jenkins, Martellus Bennett, TaShard Choice and Orlando Scandrick.

Lost in all of this, however, is the thing that will hurt the Cowboys most in the near future. That is the lack of a quality offensive lineman. The Cowboys MUST address this in April. Flozell Adams looks more and more like a giant statue and the lack of depth is something that will kill them if/when the injury bug decides to hit.

Mike

March 23rd, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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So what we can say here is that Owner Jerry can learn something from Tom Hicks? Oh my.

Linemen usually take time to develop – let's hope it's not too late. Until then Falsestart Adams and his linemates are all we have.

Mike

March 23rd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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So what we can say here is that Owner Jerry can learn something from Tom Hicks? Oh my.

Linemen usually take time to develop – let's hope it's not too late. Until then Falsestart Adams and his linemates are all we have.