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What the “Top 50 percent” rule says about the Cowboys roster and what it means for the draft

As the draft draws ever closer, I find myself constantly oscillating between euphoric hope that my big, dumb team will do the right thing in the draft, and utter panic at the thought it will do something exceedingly stupid.

A few days before the 2016 NFL Draft, my good friend rabblerousr explained the three circles that made up his first-round Venn Diagram:

  1. Blue-chip
  2. Durable position (no RB/ LB)
  3. Money 5 (QB, WR, LT, CB, DE)

Imagine his delight when the Cowboys drafted the one-two punch of Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith that year!