Cowboys Met With Realistic QB Targets

The Dallas Cowboys met with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel during the NFL scouting combine last week, but it's pretty obvious the Cowboys don't have a chance to draft the Heisman quarterback without forking over a Herschel Walker-esque bounty to some team, and luckily, Jerry Jones isn't stupid enough to do that.

But the Cowboys will be looking to draft a quarterback later in the draft, and it just so happens this quarterback crop is said to be one of the deepest in recent memory. Tony Romo's not getting any younger, and Kyle Orton is contemplating retirement, so why not bring in a young arm to back Romo up and groom to eventually take over the job?

The Cowboys met with two guys at the combine who could possibly feel both of those needs as they had sit-downs with Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garappolo and San Jose State's David Fales, two guys who are highly thought of and could slide into the mid rounds of the draft.

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Garappolo is a particularly interesting case. First of all, he's an Eastern illinois alum, just like Romo. Both guys won the Walter Payton Award as seniors, which is the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) version of the Heisman. His stock is also rising, and some folks have said he could end up being drafted in the first round, in which case he'd be out of the Cowboys' reach because if they take a QB in the first round there's big problems.

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