The Dallas Cowboys haven’t drafted a quarterback since 2009, and they haven’t drafted a franchise quarterback who landed since Troy Aikman, so we’ll forgive those who have a hard time believing the team will take a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick.
Those who are reluctant to believe that the Cowboys will go after a QB that early generally believe that pick could be spent instead on a defensive player who will make an immediate impact—and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Burke is no exception.
In his latest mock, Burke has UCLA linebacker Myles Jack going to Dallas.
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“I’m still having a hard time believing the Cowboys will use this pick on a QB,” Burke writes, via the Dallas Morning News. “Doing so almost would close the Tony Romo window—a backup quarterback isn’t getting them over the top. Jack won’t on his own, either, but his rangy, athletic game would make the Dallas defense much more formidable.”