The Dallas Cowboys moved up a spot in the draft order when they were eliminated from playoff contention after their most recent last-second loss to the Jets.
After holding the sixth overall pick through weeks 13 and 14, they now find themselves in the top five.
If the season ended today, the Dallas Cowboys would hold the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Familiar teams would pick ahead of the Cowboys, as the Titans, Browns, Ravens, and Chargers respectively hold the top four spots.
One thing that has been consistent throughout these draft updates is the number of teams ahead of Dallas that conceivably could give serious consideration to drafting a quarterback. This latest four team list still just includes the woeful Cleveland Browns, now slated to pick second overall.
The last time the Cowboys picked in the top five was with the fifth overall pick, drafting Kansas State defensive back Terence Newman in 2003. Their last top ten pick was also a defensive back, when Morris Claiborne was taken with the sixth overall pick in 2012.
The Cowboys have selected fifth overall only three times in their history, taking quarterback Craig Morton in 1965 and Pro Bowl guard John Niland in 1966.
Morton, out of California, led the Cowboys to Super Bowl V. Now in 2015, many Cowboys fans may be calling for another Golden Bear’s signal caller – Jared Goff – to be selected fifth overall and one day lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl of his own.