The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to complete their interview with national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, former Auburn quarterback, entertainer and future icon Cam Newton today at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. According to Cowboys officials, the move to interview Newton is just “due diligence.”
Jerry Jones has said that he sees no immediate problem at QB, but he won’t dismiss any player because of position.
“I wouldn’t dismiss any player that’s going to be in that draft and wouldn’t express interest. So much happens with the circumstances that are there, not only on draft day but how we continue our process. But I do feel like we’re in really top shape. . . . I’m going to really say outstanding shape at the position. Obviously, a quarterback to draft right now is a future consideration. For that reason, I wouldn’t dismiss him or any position.”
The only good that could come out of drafting Newman is that he would have two or three years to sit on the bench, learn the playbook and hopefully mature. If he could reach his potential, he is worth the 9th overall pick as an investment into the future. However, the risk may be too much.
Dallas has too many holes along the defense and needs to address those immediately. With a stacked group of defensive lineman, a chance at Prince Amukamara and some stud pass rushers available when Dallas is on the clock, you would have to think they would take the opportunity to address an immediate need.