ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seen on the field prior to the game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6 Biggest Draft Busts of Past Decade for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys knew they were getting a star when they picked up Ezekiel Elliott but they truly struck gold when they drafted Dak Prescott in the 2016 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, they were not always so lucky with their picks, with some real doozies over the last 10 years. Here are 6 of them to remind you that not everyone was a winner in the Lone Star State.

6. James Marten

The highlight of James Marten’s career was… getting drafted by the Cowboys. He never made it past that point and would be overshadowed by Doug Free, who’s still have a beastly career in the NFL. He played split one game between the Raiders and Bears and ended his career on a Dolphins roster where he never played.

5. Jacob Rogers

Rogers transition into the NFL was tough, playing on the second-team offense in his rookie season. He underwent shoulder surgery in 2005 and recovered just in time be named the start in for the 2006. Five days later, he’d injure his leg. He was released from the team shortly afterward.

4. Jason Williams

Out of twelve selections in 2009, only six made the roster. Williams was one of those picks and played for 19 games and only made 18 tackles before being released in his second season. He would bounce between several other teams after that and is currently a free agent.

3. Felix Jones

Drafted in 2008, Jones only had one productive season the Cowboys. His career continued to trend downward when left Dallas for Chicago and would eventually lose the starting job to DeMarco Murray.  His rushed for 402 yards in his last season in Dallas, the second-lowest total of his career.

2. Morris Claiborne

"Is he what we had hoped for at this point when we drafted him with the sixth overall pick, giving up the [second-round] pick to go up to the sixth pick to get him? No," Jones said in a radio interview on 105.3 The Fan. "But he's going to be a good player." That's what Jones said about Claiborne two years ago. Claiborne's career remains underwhelming but he remains on the Cowboys roster. 

1. Bobby Carpenter

Bottom line, Carpenter never lived up to the hype after being taken 18th overall out of Ohio State. He only started three games in his four years in Dallas, only managing 99 tackles, a huge disappointment for a player who was hand-picked to anchor the defense.