Cal quarterback Jared Goff recently worked out for the Dallas Cowboys, with owner Jerry Jones in attendance, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated tweeted that Jones “loved what he saw.”
Confirming that Cowboys worked out Jared Goff in Berkeley this morning. Jerry Jones+Jason Garrett there. Jones reportedly loved what he saw.
— Peter King (@peter_king) April 16, 2016
The Cowboys currently own the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft later this month but odds are greater than none that both Goff and North Dakota State Carson Wentz, either of whom is expected to go first overall to the Los Angeles Rams, will be off the board. The Rams are said to prefer Goff, as are the Cleveland Browns at No. 2, which could mean that Cleveland could opt to trade out of No. 2 quickly if Goff is off the board.
Granted, Dallas already has veteran Tony Romo at quarterback, but he is 35 and was limited to four games in 2015 due to breaking his collarbone twice. Dallas had to rely on Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden and Kellen Moore at quarterback as a result, so perhaps drafting a reliable backup who can eventually become the starter could be a good move.
But that means working out a trade out of the Top 4 into the Top 2, which is easier said than done. Thus, though Jerry Jones loved what he saw from Goff, don’t expect the former California star to suit up at AT&T Stadium next season at this point.
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