As a celebration of NFL draft week, The Big Mac Blog will look back at the best and worst of the Dallas Cowboys' draft history. We continue with the good. The criteria is simple - the lower the expection, i.e. the selection, and the greater the return, the better pick.
2. Kevin Gogan, OL, Washington, 1987, 206th selection
Despite the fact he was selected so late he stepped in at right tackle as a rookie and nearly became the full-time starter immediately.
Gogan would go on to become one of the meaniest, dirtiest offensive lineman in the NFL in a 14-year career that included five franchises. He started as a tackle but was eventually moved to guard where he played for the Cowboys from '88 to '93, his final season with the team.
He was a starter for two of the Cowboys' Super Bowl winning teams in the '90s. Gogan was named to the Pro Bowl in '94, '97 and '98. He was second team all-NFL by the AP in 1998. He appeared in 213 games, 179 as a starter.
Picked immediately after: Charles Buchanan, DE, Tennessee State
Picked immediately ahead of: Toi Cook, DB, Stanford
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