Should the Cowboys stockpile draft picks?
Code and Football recently published a study which concluded that there is a statistically significant correlation between the number of draft picks a team acquires and their win percentage. Over the last 17 seasons, the Patriots (159 picks), Titans (157 picks), Packers (152 picks), Jaguars (141 picks), and Eagles (149 picks) have recorded the most draft picks per season. All of them have recorded win percentages over .500, with New England, Green Bay and Philly being the obvious “powerhouses” of that group.
So, is this evidence the Cowboys should move down in the draft to grab more selections? I think it really depends on each individual scenario. There is no reason to move simply for the sake of moving. But if the Cowboys don’t love any player at a particular selection, perhaps they should be even more inclined to move back in light of this evidence. Further, they better really be in love with a player to make a move up.