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Jerry Jones Cowboys Draft History

Every year, the NFL Draft is something that fans of all NFL teams look forward to. Unfortunately, some teams/general managers are better at drafting than others. Today, we’ll be taking a look at 
Jerry Jones’ history drafting for the Dallas Cowboys.

Of course, the Cowboys are an interesting case because Jerry Jones refuses to hire a GM for the team. He did however give some more power to his son Stephen Jones in 2014, but he kept the title of Dallas Cowboys General Manager.

We’ll be giving you the year of the Cowboys draft, the round, pick, name, position, college, and whether or not that player is still currently in the NFL.

1989

Pick 1.1 – Troy Aikman, QB, UCLA (No)

Pick 2.29 – Steve Wisniewski, OL, Penn State (No)

Pick 2.39 – Daryl Johnston, FB, Syracuse (No)

Pick 3.57 – Mark Stepnoski, OL, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 3.68 – Rhondy Weston, DL, Florida (No)

Pick 4.85 – Tony Tolbert, DL, UTEP (No)

Pick 5.113 – Keith Jennings, TE, Clemson (No)

Pick 5.119 – Willis Crockett, LB, Georgia Tech (No)

Pick 5.125 – Jeff Roth, DL, Florida (No)

Pick 7.168 – Kevin Peterson, LB, Northwestern (No)

Pick 8.196 – Charvez Foger, RB, Nevada (No)

Pick 9.224 – Tim Jackson, S, Nebraska (No)

Pick 10.252 – Rod Carter, LB, Miami (No)

Pick 11.280 – Randy Shannon, LB, Miami (No)

Pick 12.308 – Scott Ankrom, WR, TCU (No)

1990

Pick 1.17 – Emmitt Smith, RB, Florida (No)

Pick 2.26 – Alexander Wright, WR, Auburn (No)

Pick 3.64 – Jimmie Jones, DL, Miami (No)

Pick 9.221 – Kenneth Gant, S, Albany State (No)

Pick 11.277 – Dave Harper, LB, Humboldt State (No)

1991

Pick 1.1 – Russell Maryland, DL, Miami (No)

Pick 1.12 – Alvin Harper, WR, Tennessee (No)

Pick 1.20 – Kelvin Pritchett, DL, Ole Miss (No)

Pick 2.37 – Dixon Edwards, LB, Michigan State (No)

Pick 3.62 – Godfrey Myles, LB, Florida (No)

Pick 3.64 – James Richards, OL, California (No)

Pick 3.70 – Erik Williams, OL, Central State (No)

Pick 4.97 – Curvin Richards, RB, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 4.106 – Bill Musgrave, QB, Oregon (No)

Pick 4.108 – Tony Hill, EDGE, Tennessee-Chattanooga (No)

Pick 4.110 – Kevin Harris, EDGE, Texas Southern (No)

Pick 5.132 – Darrick Brownlow, LB, Illinois (No)

Pick 6.153 – Mike Sullivan, OL, Miami (No)

Pick 7.173 – Leon Lett, DL, Emporia State (No)

Pick 9.235 – Damon Mays, WR, Missouri (No)

Pick 10.264 – Sean Love, OL, Penn State (No)

Pick 11.291 – Tony Boles, RB, Michigan (No)

Pick 12.320 – Larry Brown, CB, TCU (No)

1992

Pick 1.17 – Kevin Smith, CB, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 1.24 – Robert Jones, LB, East Carolina (No)

Pick 2.36 – Jimmy Smith, WR, Jackson State (No)

Pick 2.37 – Darren Woodson, S, Arizona State (No)

Pick 3.58 – Clayton Holmes, CB, Carson-Newman (No)

Pick 3.82 – James Brown, OT, Virginia State (No)

Pick 4.109 – Tom Myslinski, OL, Tennessee (No)

Pick 5.120 – Greg Briggs, S, Texas Southern (No)

Pick 5.121 – Rod Milstead, OL, Delaware State (No)

Pick 6.149 – Fallon Wacasey, TE, Tulsa (No)

Pick 9.248 – Nate Kirtman, CB, Pomona-Pitzer (No)

Pick 9.250 – Chris Hall, S, East Carolina (No)

Pick 10.275 – John Terry, OL, Livingstone (No)

Pick 11.302 – Tim Daniel, WR, Florida A&M (No)

Pick 12.317 – Don Harris, S, Texas Tech (No)

1993

Pick 2.46 – Kevin Williams, WR, Miami (No)

Pick 2.54 – Darrin Smith, LB, Miami (No)

Pick 3.84 – Mike Middleton, S, Indiana (No)

Pick 4.94 – Derrick Lassic, RB, Alabama (No)

Pick 4.96 – Ron Stone, OL, Boston College (No)

Pick 6.168 – Barry Minter, LB, Tulsa (No)

Pick 7.196 – Brock Marion, S, Nevada (No)

Pick 8.203 – Dave Thomas, CB, Tennessee (No)

Pick 8.213 – Reggie Givens, LB, Penn State (No)

1994

Pick 1.23 – Shante Carver, EDGE, Arizona State (No)

Pick 2.46 – Larry Allen, OL, Sonoma State (No)

Pick 3.102 – George Hegamin, OL, NC State (No)

Pick 4.109 – Willie Jackson, WR, Florida (No)

Pick 4.131 – DeWayne Dotson, LB, Ole Miss (No)

Pick 6.191 – Darren Studstill, S, West Virginia (No)

Pick 7.216 – Toddrick McIntosh, DL, Florida State (No)

1995

Pick 2.46 – Sherman Williams, RB, Alabama (No)

Pick 2.59 – Kendell Watkins, TE, Mississippi State (No)

Pick 2.63 – Shane Hannah, OL, Michigan State (No)

Pick 3.92 – Charlie Williams, S, Bowling Green (No)

Pick 4.110 – Eric Bjornson, TE, Washington (No)

Pick 4.129 – Alundis Brice, CB, Ole Miss (No)

Pick 4.130 – Linc Harden, LB, Oklahoma State (No)

Pick 5.166 – Ed Hervey, WR, USC (No)

Pick 5.168 – Dana Howard, LB, Illinois (No)

Pick 7.236 – Oscar Sturgis, DL, North Carolina (No)

1996

Pick 2.37 – Kavika Pittman, DL, McNeese State (No)

Pick 2.49 – Randall Godfrey, LB, Georgia (No)

Pick 3.67 – Clay Shiver, OL, Florida State (No)

Pick 3.94 – Stepfret Williams, WR, Northeast Louisiana (No)

Pick 3.95 – Mike Ulufale, DL, BYU (No)

Pick 5.157 – Kenneth McDaniel, OL, Norfolk State (No)

Pick 5.167 – Alan Campos, LB, Louisville (No)

Pick 6.207 – Wendell Davis, CB, Oklahoma (No)

Pick 7.243 – Ryan Wood, RB, Arizona State (No)

1997

Pick 1.22 – David LaFleur, TE, LSU (No)

Pick 3.65 – Dexter Coakley, LB, Appalachian State (No)

Pick 3.83 – Steve Scifres, OL, Wyoming (No)

Pick 3.94 – Kenny Wheaton, RB, Oregon (No)

Pick 4.101 – Antonio Anderson, DL, Syracuse (No)

Pick 4.127 – Macey Brooks, WR, James Madison (No)

Pick 4.129 – Nicky Sualua, FB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 6.187 – Lee Vaughn, CB, Wyoming (No)

Pick 7.224 – Omar Stoutmire, S, Fresno State (No)

1998

Pick 1.8 – Greg Ellis, DL, North Carolina (No)

Pick 2.38 – Flozell Adams, OL, Michigan State (No)

Pick 4.100 – Michael Myers, DL, Alabama (No)

Pick 5.130 – Darren Hambrick, LB, South Carolina (No)

Pick 5.138 – Oliver Ross, OL, Iowa State (No)

Pick 6.188 – Izell Reese, S, Alabama-Birmingham (No)

Pick 7.223 – Tarik Smith, RB, California (No)

Pick 7.227 – Antonio Fleming, OL, Georgia (No)

Pick 7.237 – Rodrick Monroe, TE, Cincinnati (No)

1999

Pick 1.20 – Ebenezer Ekuban, DL, North Carolina (No)

Pick 2.55 – Solomon Page, OL, West Virginia (No)

Pick 3.85 – Dat Nguyen, LB, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 4.118 – Wayne McGarity, WR, Texas (No)

Pick 4.132 – Peppi Zellner, EDGE, Fort Valley State (No)

Pick 6.193 – MarTay Jenkins, WR, Nebraska-Omaha (No)

Pick 7.229 – Mike Lucky, TE, Arizona (No)

Pick 7.243 – Kelvin Garmon, OL, Baylor (No)

2000

Pick 3.49 – Dwayne Goodrich, CB, Tennessee (No)

Pick 4.109 – Kareem Larrimore, CB, West Texas A&M (No)

Pick 5.144 – Michael Wiley, RB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 6.180 – Mario Edwards, CB, Florida State (No)

Pick 7.219 – Orantes Grant, LB, Georgia (No)

2001

Pick 2.53 – Quincy Carter, QB, Georgia (No)

Pick 2.56 – Tony Dixon, S, Alabama (No)

Pick 3.93 – Willie Blade, DL, Mississippi State (No)

Pick 4.122 – Markus Steele, LB, USC (No)

Pick 5.137 – Matt Lehr, OL, Virginia Tech (No)

Pick 6.171 – Daleroy Stewart, DL, Southern Miss (No)

Pick 7.207 – Colston Weatherington, DL, Central Missouri State (No)

Pick 7.240 – John Nix, DL, Southern Miss (No)

Pick 7.242 – Char-ron Dorsey, OL, Florida State (No)

2002

Pick 1.8 – Roy Williams, S, Oklahoma (No)

Pick 2.37 – Andre Gurode, OL, Colorado (No)

Pick 2.63 – Antonio Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 3.75 – Derek Ross, CB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 4.129 – Jamar Martin, FB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 5.168 – Pete Hunter, S, Virginia Union (No)

Pick 6.179 – Tyson Walter, OL, Ohio State (No)

Pick 6.208 – Deveren Johnson, WR, Sacred Heart (No)

Pick 6.211 – Bob Slowikowski, TE, Virginia Tech (No)

2003

Pick 1.5 – Terence Newman, CB, Kansas State (No)

Pick 2.38 – Al Johnson, OL, Wisconsin (No)

Pick 3.69 – Jason Witten, TE, Tennessee (Yes)

Pick 4.103 – Bradie James, LB, LSU (No)

Pick 6.178 – B.J. Tucker, CB, Wisconsin

Pick 6.186 – Zuriel Smith, WR, Hampton (No)

Pick 7.219 – Justin Bates, OL, Colorado (No)

2004

Pick 2.43 – Julius Jones, RB, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 2.52 – Jacob Rogers, OL, USC (No)

Pick 3.83 – Stephen Peterman, OL, LSU (No)

Pick 4.121 – Bruce Thornton, CB, Georgia (No)

Pick 5.144 – Sean Ryan, TE, Boston College (No)

Pick 7.205 – Nathan Jones, CB, Rutgers (No)

Pick 7.216 – Patrick Crayton, WR, Northwestern Oklahoma State (No)

Pick 7.223 – Jacques Reeves, CB, Purdue (No)

2005

Pick 1.11 – DeMarcus Ware, EDGE, Troy (No)

Pick 1.20 – Marcus Spears, DL, LSU (No)

Pick 2.42 – Kevin Burnett, LB, Tennessee (No)

Pick 4.109 – Marion Barber III, RB, Minnesota (No)

Pick 4.132 – Chris Canty, DL, Virginia (No)

Pick 6.208 – Justin Beriault, S, Ball State (No)

Pick 6.209 – Rob Petitti, OL, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 7.224 – Jay Ratliff, DL, Auburn (No)

2006

Pick 1.18 – Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 2.53 – Anthony Fasano, TE, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 3.92 – Jason Hatcher, DL, Grambling State (No)

Pick 4.125 – Skyler Green, WR, LSU (No)

Pick 5.138 – Pat Watkins, S, Florida State (No)

Pick 6.182 – Montavious Stanley, DL, Lousiville (No)

Pick 7.211 – Pat McQuistan, OL, Weber State (No)

Pick 7.244 – E.J. Whitley, OL, Texas Tech (No)

2007

Pick 1.26 – Anthony Spencer, LB, Purdue (No)

Pick 3.67 – James Marten, OL, Boston College (No)

Pick 4.103 – Isaiah Stanback, WR, Washington (No)

Pick 4.122 – Doug Free, OL, Northern Illinois (No)

Pick 6.178 – Nick Folk, K, Arizona (No)

Pick 6.195 – Deon Anderson, FB, Connecticut (No)

Pick 7.212 – Courtney Brown, S, Cal Poly (No)

Pick 7.237 – Alan Ball, CB, Illinois (No)

2008

Pick 1.22 – Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas (No)

Pick 1.25 – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida (No)

Pick 2.61 – Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 4.122 – Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech (No)

Pick 5.143 – Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise State (Yes)

Pick 6.167 – Erik Walden, LB, Middle Tennessee State (No)

2009

Pick 3.69 – Jason Williams, LB, Western Illinois (No)

Pick 3.75 – Robert Brewster, OL, Ball State (No)

Pick 4.101 – Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 4.110 – Victor Butler, LB, Oregon State (No)

Pick 4.120 – Brandon Williams, EDGE, Texas Tech (No)

Pick 5.153 – DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati (No)

Pick 5.166 – Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson (No)

Pick 5.172 – David Buehler, K, USC (No)

Pick 6.197 – Stephen Hodge, S, TCU (No)

Pick 6.208 – John Phillips, TE, Virginia (Yes)

Pick 7.227 – Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati (No)

Pick 7.229 – Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma (No)

2010

Pick 1.24 – Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State (Yes)

Pick 2.55 – Sean Lee, LB, Penn State (Yes)

Pick 4.126 – Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, S, Indiana (PA) (No)

Pick 6.179 – Sam Young, OL, Notre Dame (Yes)

Pick 6.196 – Jamar Wall, CB, Texas Tech (No)

Pick 7.234 – Sean Lissemore, DL, William & Mary (No)

2011

Pick 1.9 – Tyron Smith, OL, USC (Yes)

Pick 2.40 – Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina (Yes)

Pick 3.71 – DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma (No)

Pick 4.110 – David Arkin, OL, Missouri state (No)

Pick 5.143 – Josh Thomas, CB, Buffalo (No)

Pick 6.176 – Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina (Yes)

Pick 7.220 – Shaun Chapas, FB, Georgia (No)

Pick 7.252 – Bill Nagy, OL, Wisconsin (No)

2012

Pick 1.6 – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU (Yes)

Pick 3.81 – Tyrone Crawford, DL, Boise State (Yes)

Pick 4.113 – Kyle Wilber, LB, Wake Forest (Yes)

Pick 4.135 – Matt Johnson, S, Eastern Washington (No)

Pick 5.152 – Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech (No)

Pick 6.186 – James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma (No)

Pick 7.222 – Caleb McSurdy, LB, Montana (No)

2013

Pick 1.31 – Travis Frederick, OL, Wisconsin (Yes)

Pick 2.47 – Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State (No)

Pick 3.74 – Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (Yes)

Pick 3.80 – B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary (Yes)

Pick 5.151 – Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State (No)

Pick 6.185 – DeVonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina (No)

2014

Pick 1.16 – Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame (Yes)

Pick 2.34 – Demarcus Lawrence, EDGE, Boise State (Yes)

Pick 4.119 – Anthony Hitchens, LB, Iowa (Yes)

Pick 5.146 – Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 7.231 – Ben Gardner, EDGE, STanford (No)

Pick 7.248 Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor (No)

Pick 7.251 – Ken Bishop, DL, Northern Illinois (No)

Pick 7.255 – Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon (Yes)

2015

Pick 1.27 – Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut (Yes)

Pick 2.60 – Randy Gregory, EDGE, Nebraska (Yes)

Pick 3.91 – Chaz Green, OL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 4.127 – Damien Wilson, LB, Minnesota (Yes)

Pick 5.163 – Ryan Russell, EDGe, Purdue (No)

Pick 7.236 – Mark Nzeocha, LB, Wyoming (Yes)

Pick 7.243 – Laurence Gibson, OL, Virginia Tech (No)

Pick 7.246 – Geoff Swaim, TE, Texas (Yes)

2016

Pick 1.4 – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (Yes)

Pick 2.34 – Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame (Yes)

Pick 3.67 – Maliek Collins, DL, Nebraska (Yes)

Pick 4.101 – Charles Tapper, EDGE, Oklahoma (Yes)

Pick 4.135 – Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State (YeS)

Pick 6.189 – Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue (Yes)

Pick 6.212 – Kavon Frazier, S, Central Michigan (Yes)

Pick 6.216 – Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan (Yes)

Pick 6.217 – Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor (Yes)

2017

Pick 1.28 – Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan (Yes)

Pick 2.60 – Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado (Yes)

Pick 3.92 – Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan (Yes)

Pick 4.133 – Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina (Yes)

Pick 6.191 – Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech (Yes)

Pick 6.216 – Marquez White, CB, Florida State (No)

Pick 7.228 – Joey Ivie, DL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 7.239 – Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State (Yes)

Pick 7.246 – Jordan Carrell, DL, Colorado (No)

2018

Pick 1.19 – Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State (Yes)

Pick 2.50 – Connor Williams, OL, Texas (Yes)

Pick 3.81 – Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State Yes)

Pick 4.116 – Dorance Armstrong Jr. EDGE, Kansas (Yes)

Pick 4.137 – Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford (Yes)

Pick 5.171 – Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky (Yes)

Pick 6.193 – Chris Covington, LB, Indiana (Yes)

Pick 6.208 – Cedrick Wilson Jr., WR, Boise State (Yes)

Pick 7.236 – Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama (Yes)

Cowboys Totals

Best Cowboys Pick: Emmitt Smith in 1990

Worst Cowboys Pick: David LaFleur in 1997

Cowboys Most Drafted Position Group: OL (44 picks)

Cowboys Least Drafted Position Group (Excluding FB and K/P): QB (6 picks)

Total First Round Picks: 28

Total Second Round Picks: 34

Total Third Round Picks: 35

Total Fourth Round Picks: 44

Total Fifth Round Picks: 27

Total Sixth Round Picks: 36

Total Seventh Round Picks: 42

Total Eight Round Picks: 3

Total Ninth Round Picks: 5

Total Tenth Round Picks: 3

Total Eleventh Round Picks: 4

Total Twelfth Round Picks: 3

Cowboys Picks Still in the NFL %: 19% (49/264)