Think back a few years, and realize this: The Dallas Cowboys could have drafted J.J. Watt in the first round of the NFL draft but passed on him.
Of course, it's all good because the Cowboys chose starting tackle Tyron Smith instead, and well, it's hard to go wrong with either of those two young stars.
This weekend, Watt will make a trip to Arlington to face the Cowboys as an early favorite for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors and as a worthy MVP candidate, and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn't think his team will face a better player this season, regardless of position.
"[Watt] may be the best player we play all year," Romo said on Wednesday.
That says a lot, but it very well might be true. Watt is a freak on the defensive line, as evidenced by his 79-yard interception return for a touchdown last week and his offensive touchdown earlier this year while lined up as a tight end in the Texans' goal line package. He's one of those players that you can't even hope to contain the entire game, you just have to do your best to make sure he doesn't make a game-changing play like that one last week.
The Cowboys' offensive line, including Smith, has been arguably the best in the game this year, and they're going to have their hands full on Sunday.