The Dallas Cowboys traded their picks in 6 and 7 to San Fran so they can move up into Round 5 for their QB
The Dallas Cowboys make a move with San Fran to move back into the fifth round to grab a falling QB prospect they like. The Cowboys reaffirmed their desire to draft a QB this cycle and have sung the praises of Max Duggan a couple times.
I think that’s smoke and mirrors.
The real QB the Cowboys are honing in on is Clayton Tune from Houston. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound prospect is one of the more experienced QBs in the class. The three-time team captain is a smart and confident leader. He’s also extremely athletic and one of the faster QBs in his class.
Tune is often a quick strike passer who would translate well to the west coast offense look. His mobility gives him some Steve Young vibes to his game because he can escape tight situations and gets the ball out creatively.
He’s smart and reads defenses well. He doesn’t hesitate to deliver but will bide time with his legs. Arm strength is ultimately his concern and he can’t be expected to make all the NFL throws. But in McCarthy’s scheme it shouldn’t be an issue and he’s going to be an excellent back-up behind Cooper Rush who will hold the QB2 role the next two seasons.
The Wrap up (Dallas Cowboys conclusions)
The Dallas Cowboys used most of their Day 3 picks on veteran players and to move up for their QB prospect but they nailed most of their important targets and gained multiple starters in the process.
Bergeron should slide into starting LG immediately and become an option down the road at RT depending what becomes of Steele. McDonald has starter ability and could form a pretty impressive rotation with Sam Williams, allowing DeMarcus Lawrence to play inside more on nickel downs.
To’oTo’o is a starting LB who won’t be forced to start as a rookie (until the inevitable LB injury arises) and should fill out the position group well with LVE, Clark and Cox all in the mix.
Blu Kelly is a Dan Quinn type of CB who isn’t as much “project” as Nahshon Wright is and has legit starting potential in the near future. Johnson is the perfect complementary back to pair with Pollard. Willis was the best available TE to fall into the Dallas Cowboys’ laps. And Tune was a target they moved up to secure and will be Mike McCarthy’s long-term project at QB.
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