No, the drag link was not bad or broken, it was simply not adjusted properly. The issue was alignment all along. Here's why:
The alignment must have been bad for a while, but the stock rubber track bar bushing was absorbing the shakes/vibrations of it so I didn't notice. Eventually that track bar bushing gave up from the abuse and gave me DW. I replaced the stock bushing with a poly one, which doesn't absorb the vibration the way the stock rubber one did.
With the firmer poly bushing in place the vibrations from misaligned tires became noticeable.