Dolphins name Ireland GM

The Miami Dolphins today named Jeff Ireland as their new general manager, effective immediately, the team announced.

Ireland joins the Dolphins after a seven-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys, including the past three as the team's Vice President of College and Pro Scouting. In fact, of the 53 players on the current Cowboys team, which went 13-3 and won the NFC East in 2007, 38 were acquired over the last three years, including 12 of the club's 22 starters.

This is good news for Jets. Their college scouting director Joey Clinkscales was a candidate for the job. This would have been bad for the Jets because Clinkscales has been researching the draft for the last eight months. Taking that knowledge to a division rival four months before the draft would have been a problem.

Now it's Jerry Jones problem.

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