Last year, the Cowboys had run up a 2-7 record by mid November and were on track for the third overall pick in the draft. And that third overall pick, as we observed at the time, would have given the Cowboys the most draft capital since 1992.
But then the Cowboys went on a 4-3 run down the stretch that didn’t do much except destroy draft capital.
- It certainly didn’t help Mike Nolan keep his job in Dallas. And it didn’t help defensive line coach Jim Tomsula either.
- Neither did it help the Cowboys make the postseason.