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    AMES, IA - AUGUST 30: quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the North Dakota State Bison scrambles under pressure from linebacker Jevohn Miller #55 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

    Just a few weeks ago, there was a pretty big question as to whether the Cowboys could take North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz early in the second round of April's draft, or at least by trading up to the end of the first round to take the big signal-caller.

    Now, Wentz is perhaps the hottest name in the draft pool and his stock is skyrocketing after his showing so far in Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama, where the Cowboys coaching staff is working as the coaching staff of the North squad, which features Wentz.

    His stock is rising so much, many people are wondering if he might not be a top 10 selection, meaning the Cowboys would have to use their No. 1 pick (fourth overall) to take Wentz only to sit him behind Tony Romo for the final few years of Romo's career and let him learn on the job like Aaron Rodgers did behind Brett Favre in Green Bay.

    Wentz, the 6-5, 233-pound quarterback told the Dallas Morning News he's loved working with the Cowboys staff this week in Alabama.

    "It's a tremendous opportunity," Wentz said from the Senior Bowl on Monday. "I think we've seen teams fall in love with players at any point during the draft process and this is just the first step in that process. Obviously, a great opportunity for me to show not just my physical abilities, but my mental side of things that the Cowboys staff can see at a whole other level."