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    Cowboys Draft: QB Options for Rounds 1-4

    The Cowboys fan base, since the start of draft season, has split into groups that support one player or another joining the team with the upcoming fourth overall pick. These “teams” seem to all have vocal leaders on and other platforms, and perhaps no one has been steering the ship harder than I have.

    I am all for Dallas drafting a in the , especially if Goff is in play, but also understand the needs at other positions. I explained why I changed my mind on Joey Bosa after the .

    I also made another case for a group of backs they should target in the later rounds.

    Whatever player you would love to see this team end up with in the first round, the truth of the matter is that the success of the team will rely just as heavily on their later round picks as well. At some point in the , one of these picks needs to be a quarterback.

    That is something that the entire fan base should be able to agree on after watching , , and collectively win just one game. won the Giants, Eagles, and Dolphins games for us – but now carries serious sustainability issues, as Staff Writer RJ Ochoa pointed out.

    Let's examine four quarterbacks that could be selected by the Cowboys sometime in the first four rounds.

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    Round 1 – Jared Goff

    This pick requires little explanation. If indeed the Cowboys are serious about drafting a quarterback in the first round, I believe Goff is their guy. While is a great prospect, I just do not see this team slotting him ahead of players like and on their board.

    Goff is my top QB in this class, is a great fit for Dallas, and could benefit greatly from not having to start right away. This pick would make sense, and I would be all for it, but there are of course other very viable options in the later rounds…

    Round 2 – Christian Hackenberg

    Hackenberg is one of the more interesting QB prospects in recent years. A college career that started with so much promise turned into a story of disappointment and inconsistency – mired in changes at Penn State along with terrible play in his .

    The Cowboys could view Hackenberg as a very high value pick at #34 overall, because he would have gotten past teams near the bottom half of the first round like Houston who will seemingly have interest. They certainly have the offensive line to protect him come the day he has to step in, and in time, could become a very talented NFL passer.

    Round 3 – Dak Prescott

    Prescott was impressive at the , and with quarterbacks like taking over the position, his overall stock has risen. Prescott likely best fits at the next level in a short-passing style , but sitting behind Tony Romo will only further develop his all around skills.

    By the time he is expected to start, the Cowboys could have the offensive personnel in place to join the latest NFL trend and play the athletic Prescott at QB in a system that he can thrive in.

    Round 4 – Jeff Driskel

    I scouted Jeff Driskel right here on InsideTheStar.com, and was impressed with what I saw. In reading what pro scouts have to say about the former Florida Gator turned LA Tech Bulldog, the knock on Driskel has been his field processing speed along with inability to quickly get the ball out of his hands.

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    To me, these are two of the easiest things to fix once Driskel is brought into Dallas in his first seasons to simply learn the offense. The mental speed of the game will improve with each rep he gets, while the ball will come out of his hands faster as receivers like and break open.

    Should the Cowboys be in a position to draft Goff and not take him, they can make up for it in my books by potentially stealing Driskel in the fourth round.

    Also in the mix: , Jacoby Brissett, Nate Sudfeld, Kevin Hogan

     

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    George Johnson

    Sean Martin: You continue to put Kellen Moore in the same category as Weeden and Cassel. l don't think this is correct and doesn't demonstrate good analysis. K Moore is very likely to earn the 2nd team QB position in 2016 over any QB in the draft but you don't acknowledge that. This is because there are no franchise/can't miss type QBs in the draft. A drafted QB will be adjusting to the NFL/new coaches/new system and learning the Dallas offense/playbook. K Moore has four years NFL experience, some starting experience, has worked with S Linehan for over two years and knows the Dallas offense/playbook well. You don't seem to realize like most people how good K Moore really is at pocket passing. His 2015 performance while pretty good overall per S Linehan, was his first time playing against first team defenses and the deficiencies K Moore had are areas he has always excelled at, so is likely to improve/correct those quickly. K Moore will be going into 2016 with renewed confidence and the confidence of S Linehan. K Moore is likely to play as well or outplay T Romo in preseason games. While I don't think K Moore will ever be as good as T Romo, because of his physical limitations, I have not written him off yet that he cannot replace T Romo at some point. To not acknowledge that K Moore may be as good or better than any QB in the draft is to not recognize how good he really is at pocket passing. Don't take my word for it as a K Moore fan but listen to what his college coach, Peterson, said, and I quote: " KELLEN MOORE IS THE BEST POCKET PASSER I HAVE EVER SEEN".

    Grumpy

    Yes, I do believe he is better than any of the flunky QBs we had, but not sure he is the final answer. Some of the lower draft QBs look to be more accomplished and there needs to be some competition.

    George Johnson

    Sean Martin: For some reason my response disappeared. I will respond again as I think it is important. Your analysis puts K Moore in the same category as Cassel and Weeden. This is not correct. I realize you are concerned about T Romo's replacement not about K Moore. None of the QBs in this years draft are being given a label of franchise/can't miss prospects. Therefore K Moore is likely to beat out any of these QBs for the 2nd team QB position in 2016. This is because K Moore will have lots of experience to draw on, the confidence of S Linehan and will know the Dallas offense/playbook well. A drafted QB will be in a big adjustment/learning curve. That doesn't mean one of them couldn't replace T Romo in a couple of years. K Moore played pretty well overall in 2015 per S Linehan. This is especially true when you consider it was his first time playing against first team defenses. He is likely to improve/correct his deficiencies from 2015 because these deficiencies are areas K Moore has excelled at in the past. I have not written off K Moore yet, that he can never replace T Romo. I don't think he will ever be as good as T Romo because of his physical limitations, but that doesn't mean he can't start someday if he keeps improving. Your analysis seems to ignore all of this and leaves the reader with the impression that either K Moore will be 3rd team in 2016 or not on the roster. I realize you don't say this but if Goff is drafted with the fourth pick it would be assumed he will be the 2nd team QB, which I doubt. This is very unlikely especially since S Linehan thinks highly of K Moore and K Moore is likely to be very confident going into 2016 and will also likely do very well in preseason. He may in fact do as well or better than T Romo. That would not surprise me at all. You don't realize how good K Moore really is. This is probably because he was not drafted and does not look like an NFL QB. He has already proven he should have been drafted and can play in the NFL either as a solid backup or a starter.

    Grumpy

    right on!!!

    Mr. Bamboozaul

    Sean you're the Man. I once again agree with your assessment of Goff. The Cowboys would be returning to elite status of the 70's /90's Cowboys teams with Goff at quarterback. Goff is that special, period. I noticed at the nfl combine, that Jerry, Stephen, Garrett , Linehan and McClay was in attendance, when Goff performed during the quarterback drills, Only Garrett stayed behind for the rest of the NFL Combine. Finally, it's lying season, so whatever is said in the media, you have to take with a grain of salt. The question is can Romo back hold up for the next 3-4 years, except the Romo Wednesday to continue, father time is undefeated.

    RJ Ochoa

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