Revisit the ins-and-outs and hows-and-whys of the worst stretch of yearly misfortune that America's Team has ever endured, all under the leadership of Jerry Jones. From the infamous Dave Campo years, to Bill Parcells four-year term in Big D', all the way to present day and the many obstructions that Jason Garrett is faced with, Decade Of Futility offers compelling insight and stories about why the Dallas Cowboys have failed to succeed in the 21st century.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Bill Parcells' Draft-Day Acumen Key Reason For Dallas Cowboys' Turnaround
While his Hall of Fame bust strongly suggests Bill Parcells
knew his X's & O's, the Tuna also had a keen eye for raw talent. This knack
for finding young playmakers was a vital part in his turnaround of a defunct Dallas franchise.
In four years with the Cowboys, Parcells' combined draft day
haul included a long list of Pro Bowlers, future Hall of Famers, and solid
contributors that helped lead America's
Team back to relevance.
Players on this list inlcude Terence Newman, Jason Witten,
Bradie James, Julius Jones, Demarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, Jay Ratlifff, Chris
Canty, Kevin Burnett, Marion Barber and Jason Hatcher.
And that's without mentioning the rookie free-agent signing
of Tony Romo in 2003, and the free-agent pickup of punter Mat McBriar in 2004.
Both Witten and Ware will
likely be Hall of Fame shoo-ins when they hang up their cleats, and Romo is
probably a Super Bowl away from Canton
consideration. While the odds of Romo ever accomplishing such a feat seem more
unlikely with each passing day, no radio talk show host will be blaming
Parcells if he doesn't. They'll be blaming Jerry.
Oh, well. At least we all know Jerry will be listening when