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Cowboys Top 10 Biggest Draft Busts Of The Jerry Jones Era: #8

Our continuing series looking at the Top 10 Biggest Draft Busts Of The Jerry Jones Era rolls on with #8. The guidelines - Must have been drafted during Jerry Jones' era (1989 - present), needs to be a player chosen in the 1st or 2nd round. Anybody below that is excused for sucking. It's not a list of the worst players, but a list of the worst value to the team, based on lack of contributions and when they were drafted. Also, certain intangibles can be thrown into the mix.

8. Alexander Wright (1990, 2nd round, #26, WR, Auburn)

This pick can be summed up in two words, blinding speed. Wright had the speed, and the Cowboys were blinded by it. They spent a second round pick on a guy who started (depending on whose stats you believe) six or seven games in a little over two season with the Cowboys. By his third year, Dallas shipped him off to the one place where speed still blinds, the Oakland Raiders. Wright had one mediocre season with Oakland in '93, and that was it.

rabblerousr: With this pick, Jimmy Johnson learned that, in the NFL, unlike college, pure speed doesn't mean diddly. He was traded two years later.


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