We first heard this rumor a few days ago but elected to wait for something more substantial than the early speculation before we posted anything regarding the idea.
Several media outlets have reported that the Dallas Cowboys will interview Cam Newton at the Scouting Combine. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen mentions that the Cowboys plan explore the idea on some level.
“They’re going to do due diligence on Cam Newton,” Mortensen said. “They’re committed to Tony Romo right now, but Cam Newton clearly has them intrigued.”
The Cowboys being linked to a big named college player isn’t that surprising but the fact that it’s quarterback makes it plenty more interesting. Dallas already has Tony Romo pegged as their franchise quarterback so the fact that they’re even considering Newton is a bit shocking. It’s worth noting that Romo is under contract until 2013 but he has come under plenty of scrutiny for the teams lack of success even though it’s hard to pin that solely on him.
It seems like every year the Cowboys are mentioned as being the most talented team in football and every year they under perform peoples expectations. Drafting talented players is a useful strategy at times but what seems to payoff even more than that, is developing players so that your is team is based on continuity and not just talent. Oh and developing players costs less too.