Ranking the Cowboys' Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

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2. Trysten Hill, DT (2019)

In 2019, the Cowboys made a pick that had bust written all over it from the start.

In desperate need of defensive line help, Dallas used the 58th pick in the draft on UCF's Trysten Hill. This was their first selection since they were without a Round 1 pick which was sent to the Raiders in exchange for Amari Cooper. While they were happy with Cooper, they might as well have thrown their second-round pick into the trade as well because they wasted this pick.

The Cowboys could have taken Nasir Adderly, Taylor Rapp, or Juan Thornhill who all played positions of need. They could have even added D.K. Metcalf to pair with Cooper. But instead, they took a player who wasn't even starting for his collegiate team. A player who was benched due to issues with his coach. A player who was rumored to have a terrible work ethic.

Despite all the red flags, they believed Rod Marinelli (their former defensive coordinator) could "coach 'em up" and turn Hill into a star. That's not what happened though. What happened was Hill fell asleep during a meeting with NBA superstar Isaiah Thomas. He also dealt with several injuries and rewarded the Cowboys with 27 tackles and a half-sack in four seasons.

Hill was bad enough to be the biggest bust on this team, if it wasn't for their historical blunder two years prior.