The Dallas Cowboys’ search for a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft does not just include options in the first round such as Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz.
It’s also about doing their due diligence for second-round options such as Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott.
Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan met with Prescott at the Senior Bowl and Wilson met with him again at the NFL Scouting Combine, leaving him no doubt they will be taking a quarterback in the draft.
“Coach Wilson told me their picks,” Prescott said. “He told me they were thinking about getting a quarterback with one of those picks. He said if I work hard, things could work out.”
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Prescott said he grew up a Cowboys fan and would love to be selected by them in the draft. But his main focus in playing somewhere in the NFL.
Prescott is rising up the draft boards. It was initially thought he would go in the third or fourth round. But now he is considered a second-round option.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. groups Prescott in the second tier of quarterbacks behind Goff, Lynch and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch.