Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Dallas Cowboys helmet prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys drafted players who wouldn't 'pee their pants'

The Dallas Cowboys focused on needs in the draft, electing to avoid the temptation of drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Will Clay, the Cowboys draft guru, had a specific set of guidelines when looking to draft players.

“I think it was important for us to say, if we’re trying to build this thing and get to a point where we can win now, who has been able to handle the pressure of a big time program?” McClay explained per the Dallas Morning News. “Who will most likely be able to come into a situation like the Dallas Cowboys and the microscope that we’re under with all the games we play on national TV, and not, pardon the expression, pee their pants? We want grown men that are able to handle the situation.”

An interesting set of criteria for a player, but not necessarily one that doesn’t make sense. You want players who can live up to the spot light of playing for the Cowboys, whether it is real or a figment of Jerry Jones’ imagination.


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