There were some who thought that the Dallas Cowboys, with a 6-10 record this past season, might end up as one of the staffs working the Senior Bowl. This can be a valuable tool for the Cowboys as they were one of the staffs involved with the 2016 version of the showcase, a game in which they saw Dak Prescott up close (although on the opposing team).
The Cowboys will not be coaching this year’s Senior Bowl, and what’s more is that their coaching staff will reportedly not be in attendance either. The Dallas Morning News noted on Wednesday that just the personnel department for the Cowboys will be in Mobile this year as there are limited numbers all around as the battle with COVID-19 continues.
If you care, I know you do, Cowboys coaches will not attend Senior Bowl this year. Just personnel department will head to Mobile. Limited numbers in Mobile due to COVID-19.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) January 13, 2021
The most important thing is that the Cowboys scouts are getting the information that they need from the Senior Bowl. There is no question that this year is going to present inordinate challenges with the draft process starting entirely during the pandemic as opposed to last year (when the pandemic took off in the middle of the draft process).
The Senior Bowl is set to take place on January 30th.