Two weeks from today the 2023 NFL draft will take place, and the Dallas Cowboys are expected to, once again, meet their high expectations of draft day success. It is a strength of this organization that motivates Cowboys Nation to expect nothing less than superstars with each and every draft pick.
You cannot blame Dallas Cowboys fans for their fandom and excitement about the NFL draft because the Cowboys’ front office has reset the bar with their recent draft selections of Tyler Smith, Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, DaRon Bland, Damone Clark, Jake Ferguson, Peyton Hendershot, Tony Pollard, Michael Gallup, and Leighton Vander Esch,
Of course, you can go back as far as the 2010 draft when the Dallas Cowboys drafted All Pro wide receiver, Dez Bryant, to get an understanding of how successful the Cowboys are at drafting elite players.
Recently the Dallas Cowboys front office is scoring points with its fan base in other areas like free agency, an area where the Cowboys notorious sleep. They typically focus first and foremost on signing their own free agents before even looking at an outside free agent.
Did the Dallas Cowboys front office’s shrewd moves this offseason make fans believe in the front office’s team-building ideology?
The Dallas Cowboys front office does things its own way.
When it comes to drafting players and retaining its own free agents, the Dallas Cowboys sit atop of the NFL food chain in that regard. They identify players, draft them, develop them and sign them to a big pay day when their times come-like Dak Prescott.
Where the criticism comes in is from NOT making the additional moves the fanbase deem necessary to become Super Bowl champions.
the Joneses will single out Dak’s contract as holding the franchise hostage like a prisoner of war.
The latest example is how Dallas’ front simply by passed on trading for All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and not signing the oft-injured wide receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. The fanbase was irate because those are two studs who would instantly make Dallas Super Bowl contenders.
But with D-Hop wanting more guaranteed money (the Arizona Cardinals are asking for a at least a second rounder) and OBJ wanting to be paid $20 million (OBJ signed with the Baltimore Ravens for $15 million on a one-year deal), Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones ignored both players as if they were debt collectors.
This did not appease the fan base at all. But what Stephen did next got the fans attention and respect.