5. Will McClay
The Houston Texans hiring Will McClay away from the front office of the Dallas Cowboys would be very tough to do, but anything is possible if the timing is right and the offer is good enough. McClay is currently the Vice President of player personnel for the Cowboys and has done an excellent job in his roles within their franchise.
The last time the Texans tried to interview McClay was the last time the Texans were hiring a general manager. A little over a year ago McClay declined the interview, so that isn’t a good sign, but things change as the Texans just showed that in firing Brian Gaine after less than two full seasons.
Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com posted an interesting bit of information about McClay declining the Texans interview in an article from Jan. 2018, writing the following:
"“Will McClay would pass on the chance to interview for the Texans General Manager position, but McClay responded to it by saying there had been no official decision because he hadn’t heard from the Texans yet.”"
The Texans must think highly of McClay, as do the Cowboys,as he is an important part of their scouting department, so maybe the Texans can become the team that takes McClay away from the Cowboys as more than one franchise has tried in the past to do so.
Yes, McClay has spent nearly two decades with the Cowboys organization, but being he’s the vice president of player personnel for a franchise that has a nice roster, maybe he wants to take the next step and be the general manager for one of the Cowboys’ rivals.
From the looks of the situation, right now the GM spot for the Cowboys isn’t changing any time soon, so maybe McClay will look elsewhere if he wants to become a GM in the NFL.