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Cowboys Conduct Draft Interview w/ Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts

Earlier today the shared a digital conducted with , the former starter for the and . Given Hurts' high profile from his college career, was this just a marketing move for Dallas or an indication of what they may be doing in the ?

The Cowboys only put up a snippet of their interview with Hurts on their page this morning. It shows cracking a joke with the fellow coaches and executives, then a brief portion of Hurts' comments.

The Cowboys likely conducted many of these digital draft interviews recently and will have more coming between now and April 23rd. The fact that they chose to share this one with Jalen Hurts publicly isn't without intrigue.

Last Tuesday I wrote about Dallas' potential draft moves related to the quarterback position. One could argue that they're already stocked up with on the , on a one-year deal, and as a developmental project.

But those are only 2020 realities. With neither Prescott or Rush under contract for the future, could the Cowboys look to the draft to add another QB option on fresh four-year rookie deal?

Jalen Hurts does make some sense as a potential backup to Dak, having the same dual-threat ability. He even scouts similarly when it comes to personality and qualities.

While I don't think Dallas would spend a premium pick at QB this year given other needs, Hurts is a player who could easily fall to Day 3 of the draft. With three picks between Rounds 4-5, could the Cowboys spend one on Jalen or another developmental quarterback?

Again, this shared interview may mean nothing beyond a marketing move by the Cowboys using one of the bigger names in the rookie class. But it could also mean that Dallas will be more aggressive about the QB position in the 2020 than we might currently assume.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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