Picture the Eagles as they are currently constructed. A team with a porous defense, uncertainty at the quarterback position, and an aging offensive line. And then you stop and think to yourself, “Thank God for LeSean McCoy.”
But a recent story story featured on Profootballtalk.com suggests that had it not been for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, not only would McCoy be in a different uniform, he would be in a Cowboys uniform.
That’s a chilling thought.
Bryan Broaddus, a former Dallas scout, explained to KRLD-FM via The Dallas Morning News how Jones’ meddling ultimately led the Cowboys to let McCoy slip away.
“That’s where they get in trouble. If you go back to the 2009 draft, they sat there and they had LeSean McCoy with a first-round grade. The problem was, they weren’t willing to take LeSean McCoy. That’s the issue. Don’t windowdress your board. They’re sitting there in the second round and they’ve got LeSean McCoy with a first-round grade on their board. That’s value.”
So as you contemplate the long-term future of an Eagles franchise led by Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman, and Tom Gamble, be grateful that an owner like Jones won’t be getting involved.