Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook fell a lot lower in the draft than most projected him to, but that doesn’t mean that their weren’t teams in competition for him in the later rounds. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, numerous teams believed that the Dallas Cowboys were intending upon snatching up Cook with pick No. 101 in the fourth round.
After all, Jerry Jones’ team is need of a solid backup for an injury-prone Tony Romo.
The Oakland Raiders were one of the franchises that bought into the idea, and proceeded to trade up in order to land the quarterback.
NFL Network discussed the move and shared it on Twitter:
Team with pick 101? Dallas Cowboys.https://t.co/kf7nOoRTHh
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 30, 2016
Of course, Oakland has a starter they can build around in Derek Carr. But, they do not have nearly as much faith in current backup Matt McGloin, to go under center in the event that Carr is incapable. It is likely that the recently drafted Cook will square off against McGloin in a backup quarterback competition before the season begins.
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