AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 23: Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers looks to pass against the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn defeated LSU 24-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
As we’ve said exhaustively in the past, there’s little chance that the Cowboys are seriously interested in Auburn quarterback Cam Newton; for that matter, there’s little chance that Newton will slide to the ninth overall pick, and the news that the Cowboys are scheduled to meet with Newton at the Combine doesn’t really do anything to weaken our skepticism.
The team has glaring needs at at least three positions--offensive line, cornerback, and safety come to mind--and, except for a few naysayers that would argue otherwise, are set at quarterback with a healthy Tony Romo returning (if there is football) in 2011.
Of course, just because a given team meets with a player doesn’t necessarily mean that that team is seriously interested. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones won’t dismiss any meeting during the Combine--but he admits that the team is currently content at the quarterback position.
"I wouldn’t dismiss any player that’s going to be in that draft and wouldn’t express interest,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “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."
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