Ranking the Cowboys Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

The last 10 1st-round picks for the Cowboys ranked worst to best.
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Over the course of the last decade, possibly longer than that, the Dallas Cowboys have been arguably the best in the entire NFL in terms of hitting on first-round NFL Draft picks. The NFL Draft is such a crapshoot year after year, so to see the success the Cowboys have had is rather eye-opening.

Looking back at the last near-decade of first-round picks, which players have turned out the best and which ones have been the worst? Let's rank each of the last 10 Cowboys first-round picks based on their production, longevity with the team, longevity in the NFL, and perhaps do some projecting in some cases as well.

10. Taco Charlton, EDGE (2017)

One of very few misses over the last decade's worth of first-round picks for the Dallas Cowboys, Taco Charlton has still managed to float around the league for most of the last seven years.

Charlton was an ascending player at the Michigan program whose senior season featured 10.0 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss along with 40 total tackles. He was outstanding in his final year at Michigan, and the Cowboys took a calculated risk with the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In a way, it's hard to fault them for taking a shot on Charlton's talent that late in the first round. He had 7 QB hits in his rookie season with the Cowboys, but that would end up being the peak of his NFL career. He's floated around the league to a variety of different teams, getting the most playing time in 2019 as a member of the Dolphins where he racked up five of his 11.5 career sacks.