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Cowboys Retain Key Executive Will McClay on New Contract

The have already made one of their biggest moves of 2022, keeping on staff as Vice President of Player Personnel with a new contract. With at least three teams looking for new General Managers this , getting McClay off the board is a huge win for Dallas.

While retains the GM title for the Cowboys, McClay and Executive VP in many ways collaboratively perform that role for the team. In the last few years, many have even called McClay the “unofficial GM” in Dallas.

One of the top teams in the this year, the Cowboys have a largely homegrown roster thanks to Will's work as a talent evaluator for the draft. He's also involved in current NFL talent for trades and , and had a big win last year with veteran being added to the roster.

As of today the , , and are all looking for new general managers. A few more teams could join the list over the next few weeks.

While Jones has yet to give up the GM title to McClay, you can rest assured that he's probably the richest VP of Player Personnel in football. Dallas would loathe losing him to any team, let alone rivals in the or within the conference.

If the Giants could, you can bet they'd love to steal McClay away from the Cowboys.

But now we know this key piece to the isn't going anywhere. Will McClay will remain in place in 2022 and hopefully beyond, helping Dallas find the next Dak Prescott, , , and other gems in future drafts.


Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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James Vargas

He’s done an incredible job for the Cowboys. Glad to see him sign a new contract.


Can we offer Stephen or Jerry to the Giants as their new GM? I’d be willing to take back Stephen Parker and a bag of footballs in trade. 😉

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