Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 4/29/13
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While watching a recent Dallas Cowboys pre-draft press conference, a record was surely set. With less than a minute’s rambling Dallas Coach Jason Garrett managed to dash any realistic hopes that Cowboy nation held for seeing significant team improvement through the NFL draft. “By nature, if you draft too much for need your team probably by definition gets worse,” Coach Garrett told Cowboys faithful. To be clear, I do understand the concept of drafting the best player available... Read more
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2 Comments:
  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Don't draft for need. What the hell do you draft for, what you don't need. I hope Garrett said somthing stupid and later says I really didn't mean that. We can only hope.
  • Actually garrett was right in saying that. You draft the best player available in order to get better players on your team and address whatever needs you have from there in free agency. The problem that this article is talking about is the fact that he says drafting for need makes your team worse, yet that is exactly what they did. They reached on a lot of their players (by several rounds on a lot of accounts). At 18, a top 5 pick was there and at 31 there was much better players available (although i do like the player if picked at the right time). On top of the insanity they didn't get back proper compensation for the trade. In fact i believe they recieved more when the browns traded for brady quinn when he fell to us serveral years ago (quinn was no where near as hyped as floyd). Moral of the story is if drafting for need makes you worse yet at the top of the draft you REACH for need. There is either some hypocritcal things going down or jerry is simply over riding jason's opinion (considering jason's body language in the war room looks like this was jerry).
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