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Rams' Trade Up to No. 1 Benefits Cowboys as Well

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    Quarterback Carson Wentz of the North Dakota State Bison throws under pressure against the Iowa State Cyclones Aug. 30, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys’ brass took their private jet to the West Coast last weekend to take a closer look at Jared Goff.

    Call it the ol’ end around.

    Considering Tony Romo’s limited window and the need for immediate help now if not sooner, they aren’t in the market for a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick. Even if they were, neither the Cal quarterback nor Carson Wentz will be available.

    Thank you, Rams.

    Last week’s blockbuster trade that left the L.A. franchise with the No. 1 pick all but assures that two of the top three picks will be quarterbacks and slides down another draftable defensive player for Dallas.

    When Goff and Wentz go in the top three, the Cowboys will be on the clock with their choice of Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa or Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

    The Cowboys will leave the 1st round without their quarterback of the future. But they’ll have – even better – a defensive impact player of the present.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.