3. Clayton Tune, Houston
If the Cowboys wanted to go with a more traditional quarterback, Clayton Tune is someone they should keep an eye on. He looks the part at 6-foot-3 and roughly 215-pounds and was known as a leader during his time with the Houston Cougars.
Tune doesn’t have an overly powerful arm but he’s dangerously accurate on short-to-intermediate throws, which is reminiscent of Cooper Rush. Even without the deep ball as a top weapon, he shows a lot of confidence and makes quick decisions with the ball.
As for his athleticism, he’s not going to blow anyone away with his speed but Tune is still a very mobile quarterback who isn’t afraid to take a hit. He does take off and run with the ball but also uses his mobility to escape the pass rush while looking downfield for the pass.
He finished his career at Houston with 11,994 yards and 104 touchdowns against just 41 picks. He had 40 of those touchdowns in his final season and added another five on the ground as well. Overall, the redshirt senior ran for 1,248 yards with 15 touchdowns.
As a backup in the NFL, Tune could be a very reliable option. He’s not someone who is going to make a lot of mistakes and even if he does, he’s got the mental makeup to put it behind him and not let it affect the next play.