Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett got together for a pre-draft press conference today. While this may provide some insight into the Dallas Cowboys' plans for the draft, they could be setting up the proverbial smokescreen on some answers. So without much ado, let's unpack some of what they said by using some tweets from sportswriters in the metroplex.
I guess we shouldn't take this as much of a surprise, there's not much else they could say. You certainly don't want to put out there that you are desperate to trade down. Plus, until the offers start coming in during the draft, it's really hard to anticipate what you will do. But taken at face value, the Cowboys are probably feeling pretty good that they are going to get a player they really want.
Stephen Jones said Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is worthy of a Top 10 pick. But Top 5?— Brandon George (@DMN_George) April 25, 2016
Hmm, good question? I guess it all depends on how you value the position, but the player himself I believe is absolutely as talented as any in the draft.
Jason Garrett: "We've had great visits with Joey Bosa."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 25, 2016
Jerry Jones: "His character would not be a factor in whether or not we draft him."
That might not make many of the anti-Joey Bosa crew happy, but then again, the Joneses and Garrett aren't going to limit any of their options right now. Who knows what trade value each player might have.
Jerry Jones wants everyone to know that the Cowboys would take an OL with the 4th overall pick. You know, in case someone wants to trade.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) April 25, 2016
And one more.
Jason Garrett on Jalen Ramsey: "Great football player. Impact player on the highest level. He jumps off the tape at you."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 25, 2016
Other notes, most of which you can read here at the DMN article.
- Picking Tony Romo's successor in this draft is not a high priority.
- They don't feel like they have to get a running back
- Suspension of Randy Gregory and possibly DeMarcus Lawrence will not affect the draft
- Team is operating as if they are a 12-4 club, not 4-12.