Jerry Jones said credit the yacht.
“I don’t know why,” the Cowboys owner said late Saturday from aboard his Bravo Eugenia, which became his socially distant draft room of choice. “The old Moby Dick out there to the right and all of those added nuances just clear your head.”
The Dallas Cowboys drafted on much firmer ground than their owner sailed.
Seeming steal after steal fell to the Cowboys, at positions of need and positions of want. From a top receiver falling to the 17th overall pick to potential future cornerstones on both sides of the line, the Cowboys nabbed a deep collection of talent to bolster a roster that already had plenty. Dallas even shored up its secondary in middle rounds, beginning with drafting cornerback Trevon Diggs at spot 51 … after considering him for 17.
“He was in the one percent,” Jerry Jones said of models they ran on the Alabama back lasting until 51. “Diggs was in the one percent chance of falling to us there. One.”
Alabama defensive back Trevon Diggs returns an interception for a touchdown against Arkansas.
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Yes, Cowboys management knows: This sounds hyperbolic.
How many “blinking lights,” strokes of luck and mindblowing value can they credibly say they secured? And yet, other than drafting a sure to bet to star at safety, the Cowboys appear to have answered their roster questions solidly.
“You don’t want to say everything is a surprise,” Stephen Jones said. “But obviously when you’re targeting guys and you got guys that you hope might be there, it’s nice to see them show up.”
Here’s a breakdown of what the Cowboys consider their best draft haul in the last 15 years: