Come draft time, Cowboys turn to pod to settle disputes

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Since 2013, the Cowboys have altered how they work their process in the pre-draft lead-up so another Floyd situation does not arise.

    They have become pod people.

    Senior director of college and pro personnel Will McClay came up with a pod system that puts scouts and coaches in the same room when there is a disagreement regarding a player's grade. If there is a difference of opinion on a receiver, for example, then position coach Derek Dooley, coach Jason Garrett, McClay, director of college scouting Lionel Vital, and one or two area scouts will watch a handful of games and come to a consensus.

    "You just say, 'Here's why I like a guy,' and Dooley will say, 'Well, he can't do this,' and then you work through it," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "Then there's a back-and-forth: 'Look, here he is doing this,' and then Will's in there [saying], 'I think I agree with Dools here. I just don't think he quite gets it done the way we want to get it done. Don't we all think probably Derek's a little more right?' You just keep working it. If it gets real tight, you work and you work and try to get a final place for the player."

    The grade does not become an average where a coach will see the player as a third-rounder and the scout sees him as a fifth-rounder and they settle on the fourth round.

    "We don't ever say, 'Let's split the difference," Jones said. "That's just settling."

    http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas-cow.../come-draft-time-cowboys-turn-into-pod-people
     
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  2. Risen Star

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    You can blame Linehan for Prescott....

    A year ago, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had the highest grade among Cowboys staff for quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott remained the seventh-ranked quarterback on the Cowboys' draft board, but Linehan's assessment was the biggest reason the Cowboys took him in the fourth round. They felt they would not be able to grab a worthy quarterback after the 135th pick and stood by Linehan.
     
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  3. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Remember Risen...

    "Thou Shall Not Kill"

    Leave Scott Linehan alone. He won't be there forever. You can wait him out.
     
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  4. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Thank God for that.
     
  5. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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  6. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    I fixed that for you....
     
  7. Alexander

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

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    I would prefer Thunderdome. Two men enter, one man leaves.
     
  8. Alexander

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

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    So why is Dooley such a big part of it?

    He was the genius who jumped on the table for a headcase in Devin Street.
     
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Great question. Doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. Let's let assistant coaches water down the scouts.
     
  10. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    The committee dynamic is working for me
     
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  11. Alexander

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

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    Not even a coordinator. Let's allow the position coach to help break a tie.
     
  12. Alexander

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

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    A committee is only as good as who makes it up.
     
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  13. hipfake08

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    Thank goodness Jerry is not one of the committee.:thumbup:
     
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  14. egn22

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    Really interesting read, thanks for posting
     
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  15. xwalker

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    It seems like they are saying that Dooley is 1/5 of the decision.

    Was Devin Street a headcase? The local reports were that Dooley liked him because of character. There was a report that they basically assigned Street to hang out with Brice Butler as much as possible to keep Butler focused on football.

    The problem was that Street was a limited athlete.
     
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  16. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Boy that sure is great scouting when the QB you KNOW will be a franchise QB is ranked #7 among QBs that year

    All you doubters can rest easy and those giving Cowboys "credit" for evaluating Dak correctly were obviously right and can pat themselves on the back

    We're in good hands
     
  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Repeating the same joke over and over again to the same audience is poor comedy. Similar to the deification of a player year after year.
     
  18. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    If we don't draft a backup TE in the 2nd round, so help me God!

    And he better be a damn project, or else I'm gonna be super pissed.
     
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  19. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    And injured. Don't forget injured.
     
  20. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Eagles fans get everything backwards.
     
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