The 2020 NFL Draft will feature NFL GMs picking players from their homes in an unprecedented event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While each GM has war rooms set up with their scouting department on line 1, Jerry Jones has insisted that Cowboys scouts do not disturb him tonight.
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— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 23, 2020
While the drafting of the Cowboys has actually been fairly good over the past decade, Jones is notorious for wanting the flashy, impact player whether or not it’s the right fit or move for the team. Jones notoriously wanted to take Johnny Manziel and had to be convinced by his son otherwise, eventually coaxing his dad to take Zack Martin.
Martin is now a 6-time Pro Bowler and a staple on arguably the league’s best offensive line while Johnny Manziel has been out of the league for years.
“One of the things I’m not going to miss is when I came out of those draft rooms over the weekend, my old shins used to have big old bruises on them,” Jones said. “That was from Stephen kicking me under the table for three straight days relative to some of our decision-making. I know that we have a serious conference here, but I think I’m going to kind of miss that physical punching that goes on. I told him one time, I asked him where he got his strength when he was 16 years old, he had his uncle down, about to kill him, choked him. He was a big boy, that uncle. And I said, ‘I don’t feel that when I’m rasslin with you.’ He said, ‘Well, you don’t squeeze your daddy as hard as you can.’ The point is, I’m going to miss a little of that punching around at the table as we’re conducting this draft.”
Pray for Cowboys fans this year.