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The Cowboys first ever draft pick was Hall of Fame DT Bob Lilly out of TCU.

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The best player not in the NFL draft was Troy Aikman

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Don Meredith.

Meredith was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1960 NFL draft and subsequently traded to the Cowboys for future draft picks. Since the Cowboys were not a 'formal' team at the time, owner Clint Murchison signed Meredith to a personal services contract in order to keep him from being signed by the Cowboys rivals in Dallas, the Dallas Texans of the new American Football League.

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L.G. "Long Gone" DupreRB

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Sorry! L.G. "Long Gone" Dupre was not African American!

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