Cowboys get little from 2009 draft

Last year's class got off to a bad start, and there aren't many signs of progress

Updated: August 25, 2010, 11:05 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

OXNARD, Calif. -- There isn't a general manager in professional sports as prone to hyperbole as Jerry Jones.

But he speaks in cautious tones on the subject of the Dallas Cowboys' 2009 draft class, which was widely declared a dud after making minimal impact for last season's NFC East champions.

That was premature, as Jones pointed out this offseason. Half of the 12-player class suffered significant injuries that either sidelined them the entire season or stunted their progress. He ...

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