Tim Cowlishaw advocated the idea on the front page of the Dallas Morning News yesterday, of course, but most folks around town don’t honestly believe that a team with glaring needs in the secondary and along the offensive line would select a quarterback. Not with Tony Romo, a two-time Pro Bowler, in town, regardless of how quickly Newton is moving up the board in mock drafts all around the country.
Then again, the team in question is the Dallas Cowboys--those guys owned by a swashbuckling billionaire former oil tycoon named Jerry Jones. And anyone who’s lived in Dallas for more than an hour or two knows it’s not a good idea to put anything past him.
At any rate, Newton, who was in Fort Worth this week to pick up his Davy O’Brien Award for the nation’s best quarterback, believes that if Jones is interested in his services come April, he knows where to find the quarterback of the 2010 National Champion Auburn Tigers.
"Jerry Jones, man he knows how to get hold of me, let's just say that," said Newton, per ESPN. "Just as a whole, my opportunity right now, I’m just going to continue to work hard on trying to become the best player I can be. Whatever team gets me, it’s just going to be a dream come true."
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