Ravens and Cowboys will flip for the 16th pick today

Evaluating the prospects isn’t the only draft business happening in Indianapolis this week.

This morning, the order will be finalized.

Since the Cowboys and Ravens finished with identical 8-8 records and .484 strength of schedule numbers, they’ll flip for the 16th and 17th spot in the draft. That coin toss will happen this morning, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

It’s not call-heads-or-tails situation, as the league has a coin with a team logo on either side, and whichever lands up gets the higher pick.

Such procedures aren’t rare. In 2012, there were a pair of them, with the Dolphins edging the Panthers for the eighth pick, while the Chiefs won the right to the 11th pick over the Seahawks.

17 responses to “Ravens and Cowboys will flip for the 16th pick today

  1. I have a feeling, The Ravens will be the Ravens, and The Cowboys will be the Cowboys…Meaning…Ravens Win…Cowboys Lose…With the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NFL DRAFT, The Baltimore Ravens Select, Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St…..Or Ebron

  2. Will they be showing it on NFL network with an hour or two of build up and analysis before and after?

  3. About 15 minutes after this coin flip, I’m sure fans of the ‘winning team’ will get an email blast from the NFL for their chance to buy a ‘rare and special’ Commemorative Coin

  4. The Cowboys will get the 16th pick. They are so average, that they’ll get the half-way pick out of 32 teams.

  5. cowboys need a quaterback than can take them some where, other than no where. Deion is right if you are happy with not making the playoffs then keep what you are doing. Other wise treat it as a business and get to the Super Bowl like they use to do!!!! Enough is enough already ( we know the Cowboy Cheerleaders are great) so should the BOYS!!! How much longer will the fans put up with this? Hopefully not long, quit buying tickets to watch a team that can’t make the SUPER BOWL. It’s time for a change Jerry, you are not getting the job done. Hire some one that can, just step away Jerry and nobody gets hurt!!

  6. So, according to the strength of schedule, Steelers were actually a WORSE team than the Ravens even though both went 8-8. Hope this doesn’t interfere with the daily parade that seems to be going on in Pittsburgh as a result of the Steelers finishing 2nd in the AFCN.

  7. Watch baltimore try to pocket that quarter. They need all the money they can find after their recent unwise investments.

  8. “So, according to the strength of schedule, Steelers were actually a WORSE team than the Ravens even though both went 8-8.”

    So, the concept/rule acknowledged by NFL people forever in tie-breakers is the division record, you’re telling us that doesn’t apply to the 2013 afcn. I had no idea you’re so desperate to finish ahead of the steelers.

    I hate to see you devastated, I’ll call the nfl and see if they can change their standings.

  9. “I hate to see you devastated, I’ll call the nfl and see if they can change their standings.”

    Crown, you know that’s not what I said. Even you can admit that there are two different tie-breaker procedures, one for draft picks and one for division standings. As for being devastated, last time I checked, our teams had the same seeding order in the playoffs — no seed.

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