IRVING, Texas – While Monday marks the first day of the offseason for 20 NFL teams, including the Cowboys, expect several changes to take place across the league.
But for now, don't expect Will McClay to be changing teams. The Cowboys' senior director of college and pro scouting declined an interview request from the Detroit Lions on Monday for the general manager position.
"Right now, my focus is getting better right here," McClay said on Monday. "We're 4-12. I'm ready to get in here and work with Jason and the Joneses try to get this turned around."
McClay also said he feels obligated to honor the contract he signed last year with the Cowboys.
"This is where I want to be," said McClay, who admitted that a GM position is something he covets. "But I'm excited to be here and get started on the offseason."
McClay, 49, has been with the Cowboys organization for 13 years. Has overseen the Cowboys' draft for the last two years, bringing in the likes of Zack Martin in 2014, followed by last year's draft where three players with first-round grades - Byron Jones, Randy Gregory and La'el Collins – added to the team.
McClay has also run the pro scouting department for the last few years and has helped the Cowboys sign free agents such as Darren McFadden and Jeremy Mincey in the past two years.