In all likelihood (barring a trade), the Dallas Cowboys won’t have a chance at UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, who was at Valley Ranch on Tuesday for a pre-draft meeting with the team, as he’s a projected Top 10 pick. But if he slipped to No. 16 and Dallas grabbed him there, Barr would be a-OK with that.
“There’s pros and cons to every team and everywhere you go, but if I were a Cowboy, that would be really a blessing, truly a dream come true--a team I watched growing up,” Barr told the team’s official website. “It would just be surreal. I would be really appreciative to be here.”
A consensus All-American in 2013, the converted running back admitted to being a little taken aback by the whole experience here in North Texas--and a little starstruck by Jerry Jones.
“If you coach in the NFL, obviously you’re going to get some respect right off the bat,” Barr said. “But these guys that I’ve watched growing up and coaching, it’s just real humbling to speak with these guys. I met Jerry Jones last night, and I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t even talk at first, like, ‘This is Jerry Jones.’ It was a pretty cool experience, so these guys get my respect right off the bat.”
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