2012 NFL Draft: 5 Potential Dallas Cowboys Picks with Injury Concerns

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Potential Dallas Cowboys Picks with Injury Concerns
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Come April, Jerry Jones will be making the draft picks for the future of the Dallas Cowboys. Many players have huge upsides. Some players who may look very attractive to the Cowboys come with drawbacks.

Among the serious drawbacks are injuries. Naturally, since they've played at least a few years of football, these draft prospects have dealt with some injuries. A fact of life is that football players get hurt.

However, significant injuries can put a player's draft stock in question. Adrian Peterson's stock was questioned in 2007 since he missed time in his senior season due to a broken collarbone. He still went on to be drafted high by the Minnesota Vikings and have, to this point, a successful pro career.

Other prospects, such as Byron Leftwich and Chicago Bears offensive lineman Chris Williams, weren't as lucky as Peterson. Leftwich was drafted seventh overall despite a broken shin suffered while at Marshall, but failed to show durability in the NFL.

Chris Williams was punched in the back during a postseason game in January 2008. The Bears still drafted him in the first round. Injuries have been a problem for Williams, who has missed 15 games in four pro years. Williams had emergency wrist surgery in November after injuring it against the Detroit Lions.

Following are five possible Cowboys draft picks who suffered significant injuries while in college. Will these injuries be detractors to the Cowboys?

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