While much of the pre-draft quarterback talk around Dallas has centered on the very top echelon of signal callers in the draft, guys like North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, Cal’s Jared Goff and Memphis’s Paxton Lynch, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones suggested this week that the team finding a quarterback after the first round is certainly a possibility.
"Yes, that's a possibility. And it still doesn't mean we won't end up with another veteran quarterback in camp before this is all said and done,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “… We've obviously done a lot of diligence in terms of quarterbacks in the draft.
“Other than first round we do see some quarterbacks that we do like and they could develop into something that ultimately could be better than how it played last year. Those are all things that we'll take into account."
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The Cowboys’ list of pre-draft visits certainly support the idea that they want to go in ready to draft a quarterback at some point, but not necessarily the first round—that is, they’ve hosted seven quarterbacks, and only three of those are probable first rounders.
And for what it’s worth, the latest quarterback to visit Valley Ranch was Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott—who the team has shown a marked interest in all offseason, but who’s projected to come off the board on Day 2 of the draft, well after the big names.