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Cowboys Officially Have Nothing to Show For 2009 Draft

The last member of the 2009 class, Victor Butler, is set to depart in free agency

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    With tight end John Phillips gone, headed to San Diego with a three-year deal in hand, and linebacker Victor Butler all but gone--visiting the Jets this week, and almost certainly done in Dallas--the Cowboys officially have nothing (nada, zilch) to show for their 2009 Draft.

    Of course, the draft was primed to be an ugly one long before the picking began. Thanks to that now-infamous Roy Williams trade, the Cowboys went into the draft without a first- or third round pick. They then traded out of the second round as well, but got back a third and fourth rounder. These picks didn’t exactly pan out

    What was left when the dust settled was 12 draft picks. Of these, the aforementioned Phillips and Butler were the best, and they (of course) were both solid reserves and nothing more.

    Other notable names from that class: kickoff specialist David Buehler and backup quarterback Stephen McGee. Both of those guys spent last season out of football. So yeah. It was pretty bad.

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