They say that enthusiasm is contagious.
No where is that statement more evident than at the Cowboys' headquarters in Valley Ranch on Saturday afternoon. Coaches, players, even secretaries are walking around with a smile on their face because they know that the Dallas Cowboys have finally put together an outstanding draft day strategy.
Head Coach Dave Campo will be the first to tell you that he realizes that this team will have the opportunity to make a serious turnaround next season. Here are the latest quotes from Coach Campo after Roy Williams was selected with the #8 pick in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Dave Campo on Signing Roy Williams
"When you get a chance to get a special player, a guy that can take a club and raise the level of it, that excites you. I'm as excited as I've been in a long time."
"When you look at young man you look at some of things about him. Whatever it is, Roy Williams has it. He gets around the football, he has a great deal of confidence in his ability to make plays."
"You add Hardy and Glover with Williams, we are working on getting some playmakers in here. The key in the NFL is creating turnovers. We think we've done a great job at getting those turnover players."
On Switching Darren Woodson to Free Safety
"There's no question that you have to have a kind of guy that is in control back there. Darren is comfortable in what he can do at free safety. That combination is going to be deadly next year."
On the Last Minute Confusion Before the Sixth Pick
"As long as you are on the phone with the league office- you'll be okay. We were right there so w didn't have any concern. We had a couple of guys scrambling though there at the end."
"We'll have the opportunity to move up in the first round, those chances were on the table even before we picked up the additional pick. We may just sit right there with that pick and take it."
"I think we look at the best available player from here on out. This is a long term deal, and I'm looking at building the football team. We are making the moves necessary to take the best player in the draft. We'd still look at corner or any number of things with that 2nd round pick."
Dave Campo Comments on Roy Williams
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