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Craig Morton Wants Cowboys to Draft Jared Goff

Both quarterbacks went to Cal, just about 50 years apart

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    Way back in 1965 the Dallas Cowboys drafted Craig Morton, the quarterback from Cal that would get them to their first ever Super Bowl, with the fifth overall pick.

    Now Morton hopes they’ll once again spend a top-5 pick on a quarterback out of Cal, and pick Jared Goff.

    "I've seen him play a lot," Morton said, per Mark Lane of Scout.com. "Probably every game. I don't think anybody's better than he is throwing the football. He's outstanding. And I know the Cowboys have the number four overall pick. He would be a perfect fit being under [Tony] Romo for a few years learning. He could be a franchise quarterback."

    When Morton was drafted, he came in as a backup as Goff would if he were picked now. Morton backed up Don Meredith for the first four seasons of his career, before taking over as starter and, in 1970, led the team to Super Bowl V and a hard loss to the Baltimore Colts.

    Unfortunately for Morton, the year before he was drafted, the team drafted Roger Staubach, and Staubach had taken over as starter by the time the team made it back to the Super Bowl (Super Bowl VI) and won their first over the Dolphins the next year.