People Need to Stop Talking About Dallas Cowboys Drafts of 2008 and 2009

By Ben Grimaldi
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

When you’re reminded of an event it seems only natural to look back at that time and reflect on what happened. It’s something we commonly do in life but for the Dallas Cowboys, it’s time to stop talking about their drafts in 2008 and 2009.

I’m not just talking about Jerry Jones, who brought up the Cowboys 2008 draft yesterday, I’m talking about everyone. Writers and fans can’t seem to let those drafts go and continue to bring them up as if they have any relevance to what’s going to happen in the 2013 NFL Draft for the Cowboys. Hey, I did it too but that was weeks ago when there was a point to be made, which is where the discussion belongs, weeks ago. Back then we were all just preparing for the draft and it was fine to look back once or twice on the mistakes of the ’08 and ’09 drafts, but to continue on that path is maddening.

There is no connection with those drafts and the 2013 Dallas Cowboys so let’s focus on what we do know; the Cowboys have been a much better drafting team in the past three years. Right now the emphasis should be on what the Cowboys do in 2013 and not what they did in 2008, especially with the draft coming in just a few days. Writers and fans should have better things to do with their time than to keep bringing up the 2008 or 2009 drafts for the Cowboys.

There’s just over two days left until the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock in 2013, fans and writers should be focusing their energies on that, and not writing 299 words about trying to forget those putrid drafts. Whoops, it looks like I fell into the trap too.

Ben is a Cowboys writer for and you can chat with or follow Ben on twitter @BenGrimaldi

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