Even though I have been away for a while, I have been reading a lot of comments and fanposts, and now that the focus of the Cowboys has shifted from head coach to assistant coaching staff, I want to take a further jump and zero in on the scouts and the evaluation process of the Dallas Cowboys organization in regards to the draft, and draft prospects.
This is a sore subject for a lot of Cowboy fans, myself included, for after all, I have seen in succession, one head scratching draft pick after another. At the center of that belief that the scouts are suspect is the Cowboys penchant for not going after a top offensive lineman in any draft for quite a few years in a row, and one has to wonder just what it is any of the coaches and scouts has seen that would make them believe that the Oline did not need to be addressed as a priority.
But has the problem really happened because of bad player evaluation by the scouts? Has BPA drafting, which is not a flawed philosophy, worked against the Cowboys, or is it the "Jerry's shiny new toy" syndrome that a lot of people have discussed that comes into play at the last moment, when a player becomes available because he falls, and Jerry sees that he could have a shot at getting that player by moving up a couple of spots, but yet still ignores a weakness in a different part of the team?
All speculation - what's done is done. But yet, a lot of people would like to see a great draft, one that nets the team an infusion of talent in the weaker parts of the team (Oline, Dline, Lbers, CB's, Safety).
So what is the priority? God knows that the picks should make sense as far as addressing the weaknesses on the team, and recent drafts have shown that to not be the case, or has it?
So what is the order of importance for the Cowboys evaluation and drafting in the upcoming draft? I bet there are a lot of differing opinions.....