The Cowboys had a record 20 consecutive winning seasons beginning in 1966.

Dallas Cowboys 2018 Draft Grade: A-

We're not wild about the Leighton Vader Esch pick in the first.  We thought he was a reach at pick #19 because he has injury concerns and an inability to sift through traffic.  He's elite as a pass rusher/pass defender though, if they scheme correctly for him. Second (Connor Williams) third (Michael Gallup) and fourth (Dorance Armstrong) round picks were all in our top 50 players.  QB Mike White was our highest ranked tosser outside of the big 5 and Chris Covington, Bo Scarborough and Cedric Wilson were all value picks at the end of the draft.

Dallas Cowboys 2017 Draft Grade: B-

There's nothing worse than a bad Taco.  Taco Charlton has been a Tarzan/Jane prospect who flashed occasionally, mostly late in his tenure at Michigan.  A third rounder, maybe, but we don't think he has the motor to be a star. Cornerbacks Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuze (great intro from Drew Pearson!) are both starter caliber players at a position of need. We really like slot receiver Ryan Switzer, but don't they already have Cole Beasley? S Xavier Woods is a nice value pick in the sixth round.

Dallas Cowboys 2016 Draft Grade: B-

The players selected would warrant a A-, but once again the Cowboys failed to address some glaring needs. Ezekiel Elliot is going to be a star in Dallas. With Tony Romo and Dez Bryant returning and a stellar O-line we would be surprised if Elliot doesn't post 1,000-plus yards.  However, he's a running back and at pick #4 no matter how good he is, it's a questionable pick when the Cowboys have needs all over the defense.  Jaylon Smith in the second was a great story but a horrible pick.  He's almost certainly going to miss the entire 2016 season and he's a high injury risk if he ever plays.  The Cowboys best picks were Black Prescott, who slid to the 4th round in the draft only because he's black, and Charles Tapper who could see significant playing time as a rookie with the majority of the Cowboys starting defensive ends in rehab.

DALLAS COWBOYS 2015 DRAFT GRADE: A-

The Cowboys had another strong draft, focusing early on defense and continuing to bolster their already stout offensive line.  Byron Jones and Randy Gregory are two of the more talented players to come out in years and one of them should become a star.  Drafting Florida tackle Chaz Green in the third shows that the Cowboys will continue to maintain their commitment to having the best line in the league.  They also drafted two linebackers, which has been a position of need in recent years due to injuries.  The only issue we have with the draft is why didn't they bring in a young running back?  They had a shot at Jay Ajayi in the 4th, who would probably start for them, and they pass and then don't draft a running back at all?

UDFA most likely to make the team: Antwan Goodley- WR, Baylor

DALLAS COWBOYS 2014 DRAFT GRADE: B+

The Cowboys didn't succumb to Jerry Jones' flair for the dramatic in this draft, and it worked.  There is nothing sexy about a short armed guard, but Zack Martin is the type of reliable player the Cowboys need.  He can also swing out to right tackle if Doug Free continues his decline. Demarcus Lawrence is a potential star if he can keep his head on straight.  The Cowboys have dealt with a similar player in Dez Bryant and it's worked out well.  Anthony Hitchens in the 4th was a hiccup, but 7th round safety Ahmad Brooks from Baylor and Oregon corner Terrance Mitchell could compete immediately for playing time in a weak secondary.

UDFA most likely to make the team: L'damian Washington- WR, Missouri