In the final weeks leading up to the draft, many NFL draft prospects will be asked if they have a preference when it comes to where they will play professional football. Most will shy away from the question and give a cookie cutter response like, “I will just be happy to get drafted.” This isn’t the case for Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.
Miller was on ESPN Radio 103.3-FM (KESN) in Dallas and openly stated that he would love to play football for the Dallas Cowboys.
“I always saw myself with that blue star on the side of my helmet,” Miller said. “So of course I’m a big Cowboys fan. Our game room at my house is fully dedicated to the Cowboys, from Roger Staubach to Troy Aikman to Emmitt Smith to Michael Irvin, all those guys. We’ve got a Ring of Honor in our game room at home. It would really be a dream come true playing in the NFL and playing for the team I always dreamed of playing for.
“It would really be a true blessing to go home and play in Dallas and play in (Cowboys) Stadium,” Miller said. “I would probably pass out.”
At his Pro Day workout, Miller recorded a blazing 4.49 40-yard dash time. His speed off the edge it what makes him the best pass rusher in the upcoming draft class. During his college career, Miller recorded 27.5 sacks. The Cowboys did not sit down with Miller at the scouting combine, however, they met with him while in Mobile, Alabama for the Under Armour Senior Bowl.
Dallas could use another prolific pass rusher across from DeMarcus Ware. A combination of Miller and Ware would prove to be a tough task for any opponent.
It is very likely that the Cowboys share Miller’s interest and would love to have him on the roster. The question is: will he still be on the board at pick 9?