When it comes to finding the right players and building the Dallas Cowboys into perennial contenders, Director of Player Personnel Will McClay is the right man for the job.
The business of the National Football League is a concept that few people understand more than upcoming Hall of Fame inductee and Dallas Cowboys Owner, General Manager, and President, Jerry Jones. His Cowboys are the precedent for dominating the business of football, a dominance that is truly established only by the players on the field.
McClay has been responsible for giving Head Coach Jason Garrett his Right Kind of Guys – with players like Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Byron Jones, Anthony Brown, Dak Prescott, and Ezekiel Elliott all being drafted under his tutelage.
Congrats to @dallascowboys WIll McClay.. recipient of @DallasBizNews Minority Business Leader Award.. well- deserved.. so proud! pic.twitter.com/J6yxkCXtsT
Will McClay's efforts have been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal with their Minority Business Leader Award.
Loyal Cowboys Nation followers who understand the impact Will McClay has had on this team – which is nothing short of incredible – often worry he could be scooped up by another team in the General Manager role held in Dallas by the immovable Jerry Jones.
Instead, Will McClay has shown a love for America's Team in his role, and it is pretty awesome to see this role along with his hard work receive a greater spotlight. This specific award would not be possible without the brand the Cowboys have created as a business, and a successful one at that.
The Cowboys had 13 successful “business outings” in 2016, thanks in large part to Will McClay's class of 2016 rookie draft picks.
So long as his focus shifts from this Minority Business Leader Award to the 2017 Lombardi Trophy, Will McClay will be doing everything in his power to make sure the Cowboys' business of dominating on Sundays is sustainable for a long time.