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Raiders nab another scout away from Cowboys, this time a national scout

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

More filling out of the Raiders scouting departments is happening. After the Raiders had hired away the Cowboys’ regional scout Jim Abrams to become their Director of College Scouting, Abram will be joined by another Cowboys scout, Walter Juliff according to an ESPN report.

Juliff was a National scout for the Cowboys and he had been with the organization for 31 years (!). That means he was a scout in Dallas dating back to 1988; before Jerry Jones even bought the team. Before the days of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.

In fact, Irvin was drafted in Juliff’s first year as a Cowboys scout, Aikman the following year, and Smith the year after that, and two years after that they won the first of three Super Bowls in four years. While the Cowboys haven’t won the Super Bowl in the 23 years since, they have made the playoffs ten times and won the NFC West seven times, including three times in the past five years.