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Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by DBOY3141, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I like looking at the various mocks folks post and I think a lot of us (me included) assume that if the Cowboys bring in a player to visit, that they like him. With this assumption, most put those players in our mocks.

    Have we heard any rumors or got an indication, that a player visited, but after meeting with the player they don't feel like he will be on there board? There has to be some that once they meet them in person, that maybe there mental make-up will not fit the team they are trying to build.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Very good point. I posted a similar thought last week. Bringing a player in is part of the decision making process. Obviously, not all decisions are going to be in favor of the player once they've had a chance to meet them.

    I don't know if some players will be removed from the board or just rated so low that they are highly unlikely to be available at the lower ranking.
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  3. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    With all the gamesmanship that goes on I bet they would really like to keep that under wraps since the ones they don't like would serve as a pretty good smoke screen to other teams.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Has to have happened before. I am pretty sure Broaddus said that a scout or WR coach was turned off of Randy Moss after meeting with him but I could have heard that wrong. I think that decision to not take him was Jerry making a PR type decision after a few years of things/players acting up ala Irvin's off field stuff.

    I do know that they had a Cowboy rep in the home town (nitro IIRC) during the draft and that was one reason that Randy was so mad because he really did believe he was going to be a Cowboy.
  5. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    I am sure there are many that they want to investigate their makeup more than their football skills. I know that a good amount of the guys we have drafted over the past few years are ones that have been brought in.
  6. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I don't see Lewan on the list,I bet he is off our board.
  7. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It matters more for Dallas than a lot of teams. While some teams use the visits as a diversion (what everyone loves to call a "smokescreen"), the Cowboys end up selecting a couple of visitors each draft, more than average.

    Interesting question, but probably one we would never be given an answer about.
  8. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Did not know about them selecting more than the average of players that visit. Pretty interesting. thanks
  9. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    This is a good question, but I don't think we will ever know...part of the meetings are to scope that player not just for the draft, but for when you go up against them too, so any time you meet with a player in this scenario, there are benefits
  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    From Broaddus:
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    That is one reason why sometimes the Cowboys are astonishingly easy to telegraph. They do not do a lot of work on players and positions they are not interested in. Other teams are the opposite and go to great lengths to disguise their intentions.

    If the Cowboys are the most transparent, teams like the Bengals, Cardinals, Broncos, Packers, Redskins and Giants, for example, are very hard to figure out--at least in terms of particular player interest.
  12. rkell87

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  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Thanks...Sometimes I think I read or hear these things but other times not sure if I heard or read wrong.
  14. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They would have draft Randy Moss if not for Chan Gailey. They apparently had a huge disagreement between Gailey and the scouting dept. on Moss. Irvin's recent legal issues were enough to cause Jerry to be convinced by Gailey not to draft him.
  16. cbow44

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    Supposedly Fredericks so impressed the offensive coaches with his smarts that in shot up their board. I'm sure the opposite has also happened.

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