In just a couple days, the NFL Draft will begin. And as the anticipation is building, so is the draft strategy by the Dallas Cowboys. After posting yet another 8-8 record without a postseason appearance, the Cowboys have a lot riding on this draft. Especially considering their lack of free agency signings outside of All-Pro defensive tackle Henry Melton and defensive end Anthony Spencer. Both of whom are coming off major season-ending injuries.
Dallas needs to find multiple immediate starters in this draft. And to do so, they’ll have to improve their communication as a group. Especially in their Draft War Room, where the final decision on all trades and selections are made. It was a lack of communication that caused Dallas to pass on University of Florida defensive tackle Sharif Floyd in the first round in last year’s draft. The Cowboys elected to trade down and selected center Travis Frederick instead.
Although it all worked out in the end, that communication misstep could have been way more costly for Dallas. The Cowboys front office has vowed never to let that happen again and are now making a concerted effort to get everyone in the Draft War Room on the same page.
But exactly who will be in the Dallas Cowboys Draft War Room when the clock starts on Thursday night?Here are some of the names that will be in that room: Todd Williams, senior director of football administration/football operations. Tom Ciskowski, director of scouting. Chris Hall, college scouting coordinator. Jim Maurer, head athletic trainer.
But there are five distinct voices that will have more influence than the rest on who the Cowboys will draft. In the following pages, we’ll reveal that list, their place in the organization and their important role in the Dallas Draft War Room.