Discoveries impact Cowboys' success

Quality of late picks and undrafted gems a source of pride for scouting department

Updated: November 29, 2009, 11:40 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Any NFL franchise could have had Tony Romo throwing passes to Miles Austin. All a team had to do was draft the duo.

They've developed from draft-day afterthoughts to stars for a team that leads the NFC East entering December.

Austin and Romo aren't alone at Valley Ranch as under-the-draft-radar success stories. Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff was a seventh-round pick, as were third receiver/punt returner Patrick Crayton and fill-in free safety/special-teams standout ...

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