This first round trade the Cowboys made last Thursday still has legs, read here.
It still is a sore subject among scouts, according to a source.
Call them mess ups 1 and 1A.
The decision to bypass Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd, who was ranked as a top-10 pick on the Cowboys draft board was first.
“We are not disappointed in what we drafted at 31, more disappointed in who we passed up at 18,” the source said.
The Scouts and Garrett wanted to stick to the board which had Shariff Floyd in their top ten.
They didn’t expect Floyd to be there, so there was a long discussion on Floyd. Jones sided with the coaches.
“Jerry wanted to address the offensive line or safety in the first round; no other options were viable,” the source said. “When it was said that [Floyd] was not a fit, that’s all he needed to hear.”
Monte Kiffin said today on The Fan he was in agreement with not taking Floyd. But we know Jason Garrett is a fan of believing in the scouts and the work they do. His father was a long time scout for the Cowboys.
Now get ready for the part where the source pretty much embarrasses the owner and his son…
Again, it’s not the pick that has everyone puzzled; it was the process.
The same goes with the trade with the 49ers. No matter how much owner Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones say they got good value, everyone knows they got snookered — even those in the organization.
The Cowboys traded the 18th pick for the 31st pick and a third-round pick, 74th overall. Most trade charts indicated the Cowboys should have received a second- and third-round pick from the 49ers in the swap of first rounders — based on value and how many picks the loaded 49ers had to deal.
Making matters worse is the Cowboys had gone over all scenarios before the draft, including a trade back with the 49ers for the 31st pick. The in-house mock trade had them picking up a second- and a third-round pick in addition to swapping first round picks. Neither Jones nor executive vice president of player personnel Stephen Jones was in the room during the pre-draft scenario.
“You’ve got to get more than that third-round pick,” the source said. “It makes no sense. It is still a sore subject. The scenario had been talked about. A second and third had been talked about. When we did it, Stephen and Jerry weren’t in there. It’s a learning experience. The decision-makers make the decisions, and we live with it.”
Jerry Jones. Even the people in your building cashing your checks know are an inadequate GM. Not good.