3 Cowboys Draft Picks Who Are Officially Busts Following 2023 Season

The Dallas Cowboys had a few misses in recent drafts.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys built a consistent regular-season juggernaut on the back of their drafting. They have generally done impressively well in the draft, especially with their first-round picks despite not having a top-ten pick since 2016. They will look to do so again in the 2024 NFL Draft to help get them over the hump next season.

However, like every team, they had a few whiffs in the meantime. Let's take a look at some names that the Cowboys certainly regret drafting.

CB Nahshon Wright - 2021 Round 3, Pick 99

There was heavy criticism by the media and Cowboys fans when Dallas drafted the Oregon State standout in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, ahead of other cornerbacks like Ambry Thomas and Brandon Stephens who have established themselves as quality starting defensive backs. Nahshon Wright, on the other hand, only played 50 snaps all season, failing to crack the corner rotation.

Despite the defensive back rotation desperately needing more bodies at various times of the season, Wright wasn't trusted with playing time. He was exclusively used on special teams throughout his first three seasons of his career.

Wright still has impressive physical and athletic tools. However, that hasn't translated to on-field production. Considering the now-healthy cornerback rotation in Dallas, it's close to impossible to see Wright having a successful career with the Cowboys.