2023 Cowboys draft was an absolute bust and Will Mcfail should be fired

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At what point do you start firing people?​

#1, Round 1, Pick 26: Mazi Smith (Grade: F), Miss​

Mazi Smith was drafted in the first round to fill a serious need. The team was seeking a run stuffer in the middle of their defense, and Smith profiled as exactly that. He failed to live up to being a first-round pick in year one by getting buried on the depth chart and struggling to get on the field.


#2, Round 2, Pick 58: Luke Schoomaker (Grade: F), Miss​


The Cowboys were seeking a replacement tight for Dalton Schultz, who departed in free agency. While they used their second-round pick on Luke Schoonmaker, it was Jake Ferguson who emerged as the starter. Schoonmaker was used as more of a blocker, and while that is a useful skill for his position, a backup tight end is not worth a premium second-round pick.


#3, Round 3 Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, TBD​


DeMarvion Overshown appeared to be on his way to playing a critical role in Dallas' defense by providing a much-needed middle linebacker. However, he tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the rest of the year. He has high expectations for the 2024 season, so his performance in the coming year will determine his value.


#4, Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko (Grade: F), Miss​


Adding pass rushers is always a valuable strategy for any team during the NFL draft, but the Cowboys completely missed on Viliami Fehoko. He was intended to be a rotational piece but never developed the way they expected. He ended up playing zero snaps despite being healthy.


#5, Round 6, Pick 178: Eric Scott (Grade: F), Miss​


Like Viliami Fehoko, Eric Scott held speculative value as a rotational piece for Dallas' defense. He was expected to be used as a cornerback in formations utilizing additional defensive backs. Also like Fehoko, he ended up logging zero snaps and was a healthy inactive for game days.


#6, Round 6, Pick 212: Deuce Vaughn (Grade: C), Hit​


Finally a hit for the Cowboys in their disappointing 2023 NFL draft class. Finding value in the late round of any draft is always challenging, but they did an excellent job in selecting Deuce Vaugh. He contributed as running back depth and demonstrated strong receiving skills out of the backfield, which holds plenty of value for a late sixth-rounder, especially in the committee-back era.


#7, Round 7, Pick 244: Jalen Brooks (Grade: C), Hit​

It's hard to judge Jalen Brooks at this point due to his limited playing time, but making it onto the active roster as a seventh-round pick qualifies him as a late-round hit. Many players drafted this late either get cut or demoted to the practice squad, but Brooks showed enough upside to potentially emerge as a depth receiver.
 

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I'd at least give this draft class another season before I terminate my 10-year GM for it.
 

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Yeah, I’m all for calling a spade a spade, but one year in is too early to claim anybody is a bona fide bust, let alone an entire draft class.

That said, the early returns do not look promising.
 

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OP your hater is showing

McClay has been one of the best (sort of) GMs in the NFL for the past decade.
 

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And so now, after one poor draft, but many previously excellent droughts, we must fire McClay We are making plenty sense now.
 

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At what point do you start firing people?

When it's their fault.

McClay is a yes man. He tells Jerry yes to what he wants to hear yes on. Then when Jerry stops caring as much (around the 4th round), McClay gets to make decisions.

McClay promoted to his current position when Ciskowski finally grew tired of the "leadership dynamic" and told the Jones' all about themselves.

Back to McClay's 2023 decisions.

Fehoko and Scott appear to be bad.

Richards is a meh pick. When Edoga was stinking up the field and Richards still wasn't getting a chance, it was telling.

Deuce was Jerry reinserting himself and looking for a good story.

Brooks looks like a good pick (for a late 7th).
 

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At what point do you start firing people?​

#1, Round 1, Pick 26: Mazi Smith (Grade: F), Miss​

Mazi Smith was drafted in the first round to fill a serious need. The team was seeking a run stuffer in the middle of their defense, and Smith profiled as exactly that. He failed to live up to being a first-round pick in year one by getting buried on the depth chart and struggling to get on the field.


#2, Round 2, Pick 58: Luke Schoomaker (Grade: F), Miss​


The Cowboys were seeking a replacement tight for Dalton Schultz, who departed in free agency. While they used their second-round pick on Luke Schoonmaker, it was Jake Ferguson who emerged as the starter. Schoonmaker was used as more of a blocker, and while that is a useful skill for his position, a backup tight end is not worth a premium second-round pick.


#3, Round 3 Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, TBD​


DeMarvion Overshown appeared to be on his way to playing a critical role in Dallas' defense by providing a much-needed middle linebacker. However, he tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the rest of the year. He has high expectations for the 2024 season, so his performance in the coming year will determine his value.


#4, Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko (Grade: F), Miss​


Adding pass rushers is always a valuable strategy for any team during the NFL draft, but the Cowboys completely missed on Viliami Fehoko. He was intended to be a rotational piece but never developed the way they expected. He ended up playing zero snaps despite being healthy.


#5, Round 6, Pick 178: Eric Scott (Grade: F), Miss​


Like Viliami Fehoko, Eric Scott held speculative value as a rotational piece for Dallas' defense. He was expected to be used as a cornerback in formations utilizing additional defensive backs. Also like Fehoko, he ended up logging zero snaps and was a healthy inactive for game days.


#6, Round 6, Pick 212: Deuce Vaughn (Grade: C), Hit​


Finally a hit for the Cowboys in their disappointing 2023 NFL draft class. Finding value in the late round of any draft is always challenging, but they did an excellent job in selecting Deuce Vaugh. He contributed as running back depth and demonstrated strong receiving skills out of the backfield, which holds plenty of value for a late sixth-rounder, especially in the committee-back era.


#7, Round 7, Pick 244: Jalen Brooks (Grade: C), Hit​

It's hard to judge Jalen Brooks at this point due to his limited playing time, but making it onto the active roster as a seventh-round pick qualifies him as a late-round hit. Many players drafted this late either get cut or demoted to the practice squad, but Brooks showed enough upside to potentially emerge as a depth receiver.
Lol, your take is ridiculous.. You are showing a lot of ignorance. You're fired.
 

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McClay is a yes man. He tells Jerry yes to what he wants to hear yes on. Then when Jerry stops caring as much (around the 4th round), McClay gets to make decisions.

McClay promoted to his current position when Ciskowski finally grew tired of the "leadership dynamic" and told the Jones' all about themselves.

Back to McClay's 2023 decisions.

Fehoko and Scott appear to be bad.

Richards is a meh pick. When Edoga was stinking up the field and Richards still wasn't getting a chance, it was telling.
Deuce was Jerry reinserting himself and looking for a good story.
Brooks looks like a good pick (for a late 7th).
I don't think these are all McClay's decisions, especially not on defense. No coincidence we've been drafting defenders who fit the criteria Quinn wants. Tall, lanky, long-armed CB project in Nashon. That isn't McClay, it's Quinn. Going into the draft two years ago we knew Quinn's main pet cat was Sam Williams. I'd say Fehoko and Scott as well as Osa, Gholston, Cox, Clark, Mukuamu, etc. were all Quinn's guys. He at least hit on Bland.

Jerry deferred to Quinn ALOT when it came to drafting defense. Also two years in a row Quinn was getting HC interview offers and then taking his name out of consideration, likely getting a raise in Dallas and more control over defensive personnel. Even Marinelli was getting many guys he wanted, specifically Trysten Hill.

Jerry does insert himself alot with many of the premium picks, notably in the 2nd round with the shiny objects that were once rated as top 10 prospects before they were injured or had off the field issues. Jerry excitedly swinging for the fences while striking out over and over when a sure thing double could've easily been had.

Bottomline is Jerry doesn't know anything about player scouting and evaluations. McClay puts together the big board but we often don't stick to it. It usually comes down to Jerry chasing a shiny object or whoever can persuade him on a pick, either a coach or the scouts.
 

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At what point do you start firing people?​

#1, Round 1, Pick 26: Mazi Smith (Grade: F), Miss​

Mazi Smith was drafted in the first round to fill a serious need. The team was seeking a run stuffer in the middle of their defense, and Smith profiled as exactly that. He failed to live up to being a first-round pick in year one by getting buried on the depth chart and struggling to get on the field.


#2, Round 2, Pick 58: Luke Schoomaker (Grade: F), Miss​


The Cowboys were seeking a replacement tight for Dalton Schultz, who departed in free agency. While they used their second-round pick on Luke Schoonmaker, it was Jake Ferguson who emerged as the starter. Schoonmaker was used as more of a blocker, and while that is a useful skill for his position, a backup tight end is not worth a premium second-round pick.


#3, Round 3 Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, TBD​


DeMarvion Overshown appeared to be on his way to playing a critical role in Dallas' defense by providing a much-needed middle linebacker. However, he tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the rest of the year. He has high expectations for the 2024 season, so his performance in the coming year will determine his value.


#4, Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko (Grade: F), Miss​


Adding pass rushers is always a valuable strategy for any team during the NFL draft, but the Cowboys completely missed on Viliami Fehoko. He was intended to be a rotational piece but never developed the way they expected. He ended up playing zero snaps despite being healthy.


#5, Round 6, Pick 178: Eric Scott (Grade: F), Miss​


Like Viliami Fehoko, Eric Scott held speculative value as a rotational piece for Dallas' defense. He was expected to be used as a cornerback in formations utilizing additional defensive backs. Also like Fehoko, he ended up logging zero snaps and was a healthy inactive for game days.


#6, Round 6, Pick 212: Deuce Vaughn (Grade: C), Hit​


Finally a hit for the Cowboys in their disappointing 2023 NFL draft class. Finding value in the late round of any draft is always challenging, but they did an excellent job in selecting Deuce Vaugh. He contributed as running back depth and demonstrated strong receiving skills out of the backfield, which holds plenty of value for a late sixth-rounder, especially in the committee-back era.


#7, Round 7, Pick 244: Jalen Brooks (Grade: C), Hit​

It's hard to judge Jalen Brooks at this point due to his limited playing time, but making it onto the active roster as a seventh-round pick qualifies him as a late-round hit. Many players drafted this late either get cut or demoted to the practice squad, but Brooks showed enough upside to potentially emerge as a depth receiver.
Your last 9 posts going back to May 2, 2023 are all about one subject - Mazi.

I think we know what your true motivation behind this thread really is.
 

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At what point do you start firing people?​

#1, Round 1, Pick 26: Mazi Smith (Grade: F), Miss​

Mazi Smith was drafted in the first round to fill a serious need. The team was seeking a run stuffer in the middle of their defense, and Smith profiled as exactly that. He failed to live up to being a first-round pick in year one by getting buried on the depth chart and struggling to get on the field.


#2, Round 2, Pick 58: Luke Schoomaker (Grade: F), Miss​


The Cowboys were seeking a replacement tight for Dalton Schultz, who departed in free agency. While they used their second-round pick on Luke Schoonmaker, it was Jake Ferguson who emerged as the starter. Schoonmaker was used as more of a blocker, and while that is a useful skill for his position, a backup tight end is not worth a premium second-round pick.


#3, Round 3 Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, TBD​


DeMarvion Overshown appeared to be on his way to playing a critical role in Dallas' defense by providing a much-needed middle linebacker. However, he tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the rest of the year. He has high expectations for the 2024 season, so his performance in the coming year will determine his value.


#4, Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko (Grade: F), Miss​


Adding pass rushers is always a valuable strategy for any team during the NFL draft, but the Cowboys completely missed on Viliami Fehoko. He was intended to be a rotational piece but never developed the way they expected. He ended up playing zero snaps despite being healthy.


#5, Round 6, Pick 178: Eric Scott (Grade: F), Miss​


Like Viliami Fehoko, Eric Scott held speculative value as a rotational piece for Dallas' defense. He was expected to be used as a cornerback in formations utilizing additional defensive backs. Also like Fehoko, he ended up logging zero snaps and was a healthy inactive for game days.


#6, Round 6, Pick 212: Deuce Vaughn (Grade: C), Hit​


Finally a hit for the Cowboys in their disappointing 2023 NFL draft class. Finding value in the late round of any draft is always challenging, but they did an excellent job in selecting Deuce Vaugh. He contributed as running back depth and demonstrated strong receiving skills out of the backfield, which holds plenty of value for a late sixth-rounder, especially in the committee-back era.


#7, Round 7, Pick 244: Jalen Brooks (Grade: C), Hit​

It's hard to judge Jalen Brooks at this point due to his limited playing time, but making it onto the active roster as a seventh-round pick qualifies him as a late-round hit. Many players drafted this late either get cut or demoted to the practice squad, but Brooks showed enough upside to potentially emerge as a depth receiver.
Should have been fired years ago.
Another homer loved Yes Man who goes from failed draft to failed draft.
Then again keep him he fits right at home in this circus of ours.
Hungry think I'll go get some Tacos with some Mazi sauce on the side!
 

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At what point do you start firing people?​

#1, Round 1, Pick 26: Mazi Smith (Grade: F), Miss​

Mazi Smith was drafted in the first round to fill a serious need. The team was seeking a run stuffer in the middle of their defense, and Smith profiled as exactly that. He failed to live up to being a first-round pick in year one by getting buried on the depth chart and struggling to get on the field.


#2, Round 2, Pick 58: Luke Schoomaker (Grade: F), Miss​


The Cowboys were seeking a replacement tight for Dalton Schultz, who departed in free agency. While they used their second-round pick on Luke Schoonmaker, it was Jake Ferguson who emerged as the starter. Schoonmaker was used as more of a blocker, and while that is a useful skill for his position, a backup tight end is not worth a premium second-round pick.


#3, Round 3 Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, TBD​


DeMarvion Overshown appeared to be on his way to playing a critical role in Dallas' defense by providing a much-needed middle linebacker. However, he tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the rest of the year. He has high expectations for the 2024 season, so his performance in the coming year will determine his value.


#4, Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko (Grade: F), Miss​


Adding pass rushers is always a valuable strategy for any team during the NFL draft, but the Cowboys completely missed on Viliami Fehoko. He was intended to be a rotational piece but never developed the way they expected. He ended up playing zero snaps despite being healthy.


#5, Round 6, Pick 178: Eric Scott (Grade: F), Miss​


Like Viliami Fehoko, Eric Scott held speculative value as a rotational piece for Dallas' defense. He was expected to be used as a cornerback in formations utilizing additional defensive backs. Also like Fehoko, he ended up logging zero snaps and was a healthy inactive for game days.


#6, Round 6, Pick 212: Deuce Vaughn (Grade: C), Hit​


Finally a hit for the Cowboys in their disappointing 2023 NFL draft class. Finding value in the late round of any draft is always challenging, but they did an excellent job in selecting Deuce Vaugh. He contributed as running back depth and demonstrated strong receiving skills out of the backfield, which holds plenty of value for a late sixth-rounder, especially in the committee-back era.


#7, Round 7, Pick 244: Jalen Brooks (Grade: C), Hit​

It's hard to judge Jalen Brooks at this point due to his limited playing time, but making it onto the active roster as a seventh-round pick qualifies him as a late-round hit. Many players drafted this late either get cut or demoted to the practice squad, but Brooks showed enough upside to potentially emerge as a depth receiver.
This thread is an absolute bust. But it does expose you who doesn’t know that you can’t fully judge a draft pick until after year 3. That’s the norm. There’s always the outliers who may obviously not make it but those are not common. So you need to wait at least 3 years.
 

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what is worse than Bust? it a franchise altering draft.for a team team which doesnt spend in FA we were reliant on the draft and we made monumental mistakes in almost every RD.
 
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