Ranking the Cowboys' Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

The Cowboys haven't been good on Day 2
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For the most part, the Dallas Cowboys have been good in the NFL Draft but they do have a weakness — Day 2. While they’ve typically done well in the first round and have found some gems on Day 3, their success on Friday night is lacking.

That’s apparent as we dive in and rank their worst selections over the past decade, and all but one of their worst flops happened between Rounds 2 and 3.

6. Luke Schoonmaker, TE (2023)

The entire 2023 class is questionable, including Mazi Smith who was taken in Round 1. Smith does still have a shot at succeeding since he was forced to play at a lighter weight and in an unfamiliar role. Too bad we can’t say the same for Luke Schoonmaker.

Dallas was zeroed in on a tight end and they took the player they felt was the best remaining. As soon as the selection was announced, it was hit with criticism. The Michigan product was older than most prospects and will turn 26 this season — just his second in the league. Typically, older skill players don’t progress much, making this a risky pick.

Schoonmaker finished his rookie season with just 61 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions. Those numbers were surpassed by Jake Ferguson, the team’s starting tight end, in their lone playoff game. Throw in the fact that Ferguson is also still a year younger than Schoonmaker — and was a fourth-round pick — and this choice continues to look worse.