Ranking the Cowboys' Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

The Cowboys haven't been good on Day 2
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5. Chaz Green, OT (2015)

The Cowboys have always believed they know more about health concerns than anyone. This was evident when Jerry Jones tried questioning doctors on Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury during ‘Hard Knocks’. It was painful and awkward to watch as he inserted himself where he wasn’t needed but that’s a small glimpse into the arrogance this front office has when it comes to durability concerns.

Chaz Green was another example of this. In 2015, he entered the draft but slid into Round 3 since teams felt he had issues with staying healthy. The Cowboys used the 91st pick in the draft to land Green, believing they got a steal in Round 3.

Then, Green injured his hip and missed his entire rookie campaign. He returned in 2016 and was asked to start in place of Tyron Smith but could only fill in for two of the three games he missed before being injured again. This time, it was a herniated disk that kept him out the rest of the season and part of the following training camp.

Green did start four games in 2017 and wasn’t up to the task. He went down in infamy for surrendering five sacks in one game to Adrian Clayborn in a loss to Atlanta. He was replaced by Byron Bell and released in 2018 following issues with dehydration during camp that year.