The Dallas Cowboys look toward the 2012 NFL draft with much to be optimistic about. With a strong, young core of players, America’s Team should be able to bolster some vital holes and easily catapult themselves into the conversation for the NFC East crown.
While the Cowboys will likely address their biggest needs in the earlier rounds of the draft, there are always diamonds to be found in the rough during the later rounds of the process.
Much of the Cowboys’ success has not been very recent, but former seventh-round draft pick Jay Ratliff is a prime example of the talent capable of being discovered late in the draft.
Jerry Jones and company will be searching for those hidden gems that could turn out to be the draft’s biggest sleepers. Here are eight late-round prospects that would look great with the Dallas Cowboys.