Presumably, there are a great deal of teams interested in the services of former Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller. Miller, an All-American in his senior season at A&M, is widely projected to be a Top 10 pick in April’s draft. Of course, thanks to a miserable 6-10 season, the Dallas Cowboys happen to have a Top 10 selection.
A DeSoto native, Miller recently told ESPN Radio that he grew up a Cowboys’ fan, remains a Cowboys fan, and was upset that he didn’t meet with the team at the Scouting Combine.
"I was kind of bummed out that I didn't get an interview from the Cowboys," Miller said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I kind of hovered around their suite, and whenever they got free time in between college guys, guys they were meeting with, I'd kind of go in there and kind of talk to the scouts and try to pull Coach Garrett aside and Coach Ryan and see if I could get a little session with them, a two-minute thing where I could talk to them. I was trying my hardest to meet with all those guys, but they told me they have like a hometown [day].”
Indeed, the Cowboys will have a hometown day prior to the draft, where they can meet with local prospects such as Miller. For the All-American linebacker, playing for the team of his childhood would be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
"I always saw myself with a blue star on the side of my helmet,” Miller said. “Growing up in Dallas, all my life I've never ever lived anywhere else. So of course I'm a big Cowboys fan. Our game room at my house is fully dedicated to the Cowboys. From Roger Staubach to Troy Aikman to Emmitt Smith to Michael Irvin, all those guys. We've got a Ring of Honor just in our game room at home."
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