After watching Murray star in Oklahoma's backfield, Switzer repeatedly pestered Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to snatch up the runner come draft day. The salesmanship sunk in.
"So I'm watching the draft that year, the third round's coming up, and my phone rings," Switzer recalled to SI.com. "It's Jerry, in the war room. He says, 'Barry, tell these guys what you told me.'"
Switzer responded: "You all are the luckiest sons of bitches in the world because this kid is a first-round talent falling into your lap, and if you don't take him, you're as crazy as that time you didn't take Randy Moss."