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Report: Cowboys west coast area scout Jim Abrams expected to leave for Oakland Raiders

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There has been a lot of cross-pollination happening between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders for some time, sometimes that happens among staffs that are friendly.

Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders a season ago and when he did he hired away Rich Bisaccia from the Cowboys. Following that they also signed Kyle Wilber, traded for Ryan Switzer, dealt Jamize Olawale and Jihad Ward to Dallas, and, of course, gave the Cowboys a star receiver in Amari Cooper in exchange for a first-round pick.

Needless to say connections and conversations between these two groups run deep and perhaps the blended reality of them both is going to continue to grow. According to SiriusXM’s Alex Marves the Cowboys could be losing their west coast area scout to the Raiders.

Jim Abrams has been with the Cowboys since 2012. He spent the seven seasons before that working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that’s where his familiarity with Jon Gruden obviously lies.

If Abrams does indeed leave the Cowboys it would obviously be for a promotion of sorts to the college scouting director in Oakland. Considering he’s based on the west coast it’s not like he would have to move very far, plus this is the time of year where scouting decisions like this are made as the NFL Draft has just ended.

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