By Chris Ross @DraftScout_NFL on March 28, 2014
Over their time in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys have done both some exceptional things through the NFL Draft ... And some pretty awful things as well. There is no doubt, for as many great Cowboys who have been picked up through the draft, there are just as many players who turned out NFL busts. That said, ladies and gentlemen, the five biggest NFL Draft blunders in Dallas Cowboys' history:
The 18th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Bobby Carpenter was supposed to become the leader of the Dallas defense. Instead, he struggled to make an impact at all, and now is seen as a journeyman in NFL circles at best.
Drafted in the second round of the 2001 draft, Quincy Carter was supposed to be the Cowboys’ quarterback of the future. However, he never was able to develop into anything more than a decent backup, and Dallas was wrong to think he was starter-quality.
A first-round pick in the 1994 draft, Shante Carver was supposedly exactly what the Cowboys needed to take their defense to the next level. Instead, however, Carver was a bust who only managed to rack up 55 total tackles in his four seasons with the team.
Today, Martellus Bennett is one of the better tight ends in the entire NFL; however, with the Cowboys, Bennett was a total bust. He never gained traction as a backup behind Jason Witten, and eventually left the team to thrive elsewhere.
Coming into the NFL, David LaFleur was supposed to take over for Jay Novacek and thrive. However, LaFleur never managed to turn into the dangerous playmaker the Cowboys thought they were getting, as he only managed 85 catches in four seasons.
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