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Cowboys Ditch Cameras in Combine Interviews

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Cowboys Ditch Cameras in Combine Interviews

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After a disappointing 6-10 season in 2010, the Dallas Cowboys are making wholesale changes across the board, and this extends from the coaching staff to personnel and all the way down to pre-draft player evaluation.

In the past when the Cowboys have conducted interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine, the sessions have been videotaped. Team officials would then review the videotapes and deconstruct the interviewee’s responses and body language in hopes of reading into the interview with greater depth.

But the presence of cameras, in the minds of the Dallas brass, has its drawbacks as well. Many prospects might be uncomfortable in front of the camera, giving the interview a rigid and somewhat inauthentic feel. In order for the interview to be more relaxed, then, the Cowboys opted to leave there cameras at home when it came to this year’s Combine.

"I think we have always done a lot of interviews here which I think the most important part of the exercise we do," said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, per ESPN Dallas. "We got a good plan with everybody involved here to get the right information. We won't be taping those interviews. We have taped them in the past. We will be taking the notes of the interviewers and having a real informal process. We will see how that works."

 

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