The Rams gained the Tremendous Bowl a yr in the past with their well-known “F them picks” technique of buying and selling draft picks for veteran gamers, however this season the Rams fell again to earth, and plenty of have questioned whether or not the Rams’ strategy was a viable long-term technique for a crew.
However Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones made a shocking touch upon Wednesday, lumping this yr’s NFC champion Eagles in with final yr’s Rams. Jones stated each the Rams and the Eagles went all-in to win this yr, whereas Jones desires the Cowboys to construct for the long run.
“Anyone who thinks I gained’t take an opportunity, has misinterpret the tea leaves. However I do assume long run,” Jones stated. “And I’m actual hesitant to guess all of it for a yr. There’s a variety of issues that may occur for that yr. In essence, we’re seeing a few groups which have had some actual success placing all of it on the market and paying for it later, in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.”
However whereas Jones makes a legitimate level that the Rams paid for it a yr later, the Eagles had a basically totally different strategy. It’s true that the Eagles traded a first-round draft decide for large receiver A.J. Brown, however they did so solely after a sequence of trades that left them in good place, with a number of first-round picks. And the Eagles have two first-round picks within the 2023 NFL draft as nicely. The Eagles additionally at the moment have extra cap area for 2023 than the Cowboys do, so it’s laborious to see how Jones can justify any declare that the Eagles went all-in whereas the Cowboys are considering long run.
Nonetheless, Jones thinks the Rams and Eagles are comparable.
“That’s fairly spectacular to have two groups within the final two years empty the bucket and get to the Tremendous Bowl,” Jones stated. “However should you miss, it’s a lengthy go.”
Jones stated he doesn’t assume the Cowboys ought to be both essentially the most aggressive crew in making trades and free agent signings, or too hesitant to take probabilities.
“I like the place we’re proper now, extra within the center,” Jones stated.
The Eagles like the place they’re proper now, within the Tremendous Bowl.