IRVING – The narrative that will not die: Jerry Jones runs the Dallas Cowboys personnel department in a way that reflects his fondness for shiny toys and his background as an oil-and-gas wildcatter. In reflecting on a trio of Dallas’ most notable selections in this weekend’s NFL Draft, the narrative will not die…because there is some truth in it.
Ezekiel Elliott in the first round, Jaylon Smith in the second round and then, all the way down to the sixth round, Rico Gathers, are all Cowboys for an assortment of different reasons. And those reasons go well beyond the fact that each of them is a heck of a story. But there is a Jerry-related thread that runs through all three tales.
Elliott plays running back. He was the No. 1 guy on Dallas’ board, justification enough to select the Ohio State … Read More »
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones – driven by delusion, admiration or misdirection – is suggesting the Cowboys don’t need an heir to Tony Romo from this year’s NFL Draft. Or, for the next half-decade of NFL Drafts.
“What is the one unequivocal fact that you can count on relative to the preparation of this draft and on draft day is that I’m planning on Romo being the quarterback for the next four or five years,” Jones said Saturday while aboard the Cowboys “party bus” in Indy holding court for the Scouting Combine media. “That’s a fact. You won’t see a decision on draft day that will fly in the face of not believing, from our standpoint, that (Romo) will be our quarterback for four or five years.”
Delusional Jerry? Yes, because it’s not realistic to expect any QB to play this game to … Read More »
That is the question.
Last season a record 73 underclassmen left school early and were eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, surpassing the previous high of 65, set the year prior.
As of Sunday evening, a new all-time high 82 players have declared for the 2014 Draft, with the deadline coming up Wednesday for any players who want to throw their hat in the ring.
All have made their respective decisions for different reasons. Some are simply too good not to go, some want or need the money that playing in the NFL brings, all feel they are ready.
I saw a post last week by one of my Facebook friends, questioning Johnny Manziel’s loyalty to Texas A&M after he declared for the draft. Her reasoning was that A&M had given him this tremendous opportunity and he owed it to the school to stay … Read More »