He ranted about his team’s Wild Card loss to the San Francisco 49ers despite having home-field advantage.
They could have had Randy Gregory, but the outside linebacker chose to join the Denver Broncos.
However, the team’s continuous demise might be too much for Jones.
As always, he loves getting attention and praise.
But he might have attracted much attention with his latest blunder.
To prove to reporters that the Cowboys had Tyler Smith ranked higher on their board than Kenyon Green and Zion Johnson, Jerry Jones showed a copy of the team’s draft board.
Jerry Jones: “I’m dead serious.”
Stephen Jones: “Don’t show them that. … Put that sheet down.” pic.twitter.com/vvj2NV4aEr
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 29, 2022
The Athletic’s Jon Machota tweeted a video of Jones showing their draft board to the press.
He did it to prove they had a higher rank for offensive tackle Tyler Smith over Kenyon Green and Zion Johnson.
But realizing the mistake, his son Stephen said, “Don’t show them that. … Put that sheet down.”
Information Is King During The Draft
While the older Jones showed the sheet for only a few seconds, its information is sacred.
Likewise, today’s technology could allow tech experts to decipher what’s in the paper.
The Cowboys will be at a disadvantage if other teams know what’s on their board.
A team interested in the same player but has an earlier pick could play mind games with them.
They could either initiate a trade with the Cowboys to get more picks or mess up Dallas’ strategy by selecting the player they want.
Keeping other teams guessing makes it easier to call out their bluff if they try to get out of an unfavorable situation.
Luckily for the Cowboys, the length of exposure wouldn’t be enough to put their draft approach at risk.