Despite their poor 2020 record, the Dallas Cowboys have actually drafted pretty well over the last 5-10 years. The team has made some great picks for its offensive line and selected a potential franchise quarterback midway through the 2016 draft, after all.
But the team has made some mistakes, too, and one is very clear heading into Sunday afternoon’s game against the Steelers.
Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt is among the best in the NFL at his position. The Cowboys had a chance to draft him in 2017, but passed, selecting Taco Charlton instead. Watt is now an All-Pro, while Charlton is on his third team.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones admits that he regrets that one. Jones admitted this week that Watt was in major consideration in 2017, but the team ultimately decided to pass on him.
“I wish we would’ve done that,” Jones said when asked about the possibility of drafting Watt in 2017.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones on @1053thefan said the hardest part of not drafting edge rusher T.J. Watt in 2017 is that he was in “serious contention” to be their 1st round pick. “I wish we would’ve done that.” Jones pointed out how Watt would be a great fit in their current defense
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 6, 2020
The Cowboys will get a first-hand look at Watt’s superb defensive play on Sunday afternoon.
Dallas and Pittsburgh are scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS. The Steelers come into Sunday’s game as the NFL’s lone undefeated team.
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