All of the focus concerning the Dallas Cowboys this week is on the upcoming playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas is hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2018. There is a ton of excitement among the fan base.
The Dallas Cowboys made an important personnel move just days before the team kicks off against the 49ers. Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel, Will McClay, inked a new contract on Thursday.
Will McClay has agreed to a new contract to remain the Cowboys’ vice president of player personnel. Big move for Dallas as McClay has been a huge piece in building one of the NFL’s most talented rosters
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 13, 2022
Jerry Jones knows one of the most important people in the organization would be a hot commodity in general manager searches. Therefore, Jones ensured that McClay would be remaining in the DFW.
Though Will McClay does not hold the GM role with the Cowboys, he largely handles most of those duties. McClay has had a major hand in building the Cowboys roster. He is very influential in draft meetings and is regarded as one of the best talent evaluators in the league.
The Dallas Cowboys are the no. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs with legitimate championship aspirations, thanks in large part to its VP of player personnel. McClay has a ton of influence throughout the draft and has been key in finding contributors all over the depth chart.
Several general manager positions have become open with franchises making moves at head coach and in the front office. The New York Giants appeared to be one organization that would have likely attempted to make a run at hiring McClay. That is now out of the equation.
Will McClay has been with the organization for 20 seasons, working in various roles. Now locked in with a new deal, McClay has an opportunity to continue building one of the best rosters in the league.
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