When the Cowboys accidentally revealed their draft board by posting videos of owner and General Manager Jerry Jones standing in front of it in the team’s draft room, it was a much-discussed story in NFL circles. But Jones doesn’t see why anybody cares.
“I’m a little hard-pressed to see where the issue is at all after the draft is over,” Jones said. “We don’t put anything up there that’s particularly sensitive. Those are the opinions and the work of our scouts. The fact that there might have been a player up there a round earlier or a round later than it is on a lot of other people’s boards or opinion doesn’t impact us.”
The Cowboys’ full draft board is now public knowledge, but since that only happened after the draft, Jones doesn’t see any way any other team can get a competitive advantage out of it.
“I don’t see the negative aspect of that information,” Jones said. “We won’t make it a practice of publishing it, but still, I don’t think it’s an important detail.”
Jones is right that after the draft is over, it’s not a huge deal. Still, he’ll probably find a new backdrop for his inside-the-draft-room interviews in the future.