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3 Draft Day Mistakes For Dallas To Avoid

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No matter what goes down this on draft weekend, Roger Goodell has plenty to smile about. Will the same hold true for Jerry Jones? Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images.
No matter what goes down this on draft weekend, Roger Goodell has plenty to smile about. Will the same hold true for Jerry Jones? Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images.

When an NFL team goes 8-8 three years in a row, it’s fair to say it hasn’t learned from all its past mistakes. It’s a point of logic that the Dallas Cowboys have explicitly vowed to remedy.

With the draft day countdown now measured in hours instead of days, tensions are rampant across the league. And after another quiet year in free agency, you have to figure the ‘Boys are keen to cause some clamor in the draft.

How can they help their chances of landing a good class? What lessons does their  recent draft history have to impart? And most importantly, will they be heeded?

Here are three essentials to the Cowboys — at the very least -- not embarrassing themselves this weekend