Former Cal Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff will work out for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this weekend ahead of Cal’s spring game, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.
“[Goff] operates in a pretty place,” Jones said. “I like to have that excuse to go out there. No, seriously, we are going to go do a workout this weekend. It’ll be Goff, out there before their spring game.”
Though Jones’ trip is important to make given how unpredictable the NFL Draft can be, odds are greater than none that he will already be off the board by the time Dallas picks at No. 4, unless Jones trades into the Top 2. Those picks are currently held by the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns, both of whom are expected to draft either Goff or North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. That said, Jones would have to offer Cleveland GM Sashi Brown a king’s ransom in order to pry the No. 2 pick away from the Browns.
It’s also worth noting that the Cowboys don’t necessarily need a quarterback immediately. Tony Romo is 35 years old, still serviceable and has four years left on his contract. However, he broke his collarbone twice in 2015 and was limited to four games, leaving Dallas with Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden and Kellen Moore as backup options that led to the Cowboys to a 4-12 finish.
Thus, though the Cowboys’ odds of landing Jared Goff are slim, Dallas should at least do its due diligence in working him out just in case.
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