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When it comes to drafting QBs, Cowboys have mostly window shopped

The Dallas Cowboys began their draft meetings this week at The Star. They have needs all over their roster and there have been clues as to the direction they might go when the draft starts April 26.

The Cowboys have hosted some of the top wholesale nfl jerseys china wide receivers, linebackers, defensive tackles, offensive linemen and defensive ends on their top-30 visits. Quarterbacks were noticeably missing from their list of visitors.

It’s not that the Cowboys haven’t met with or had private workouts with quarterbacks. They have. But on their list of needs, quarterback isn’t viewed as an early priority.

With Dak Prescott, the Cowboys believe they are set with their starting quarterback. They also like the potential of their backup, Cooper Rush, who won the No. 2 job after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan.

The Indianapolis Colts selected four, mostly because they had Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall picks in 1998 and 2012. The Denver Broncos, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers have selected the most at 11. The Washington Redskins have picked 10.

On average, teams have picked seven quarterbacks (6.97) in the first 18 drafts this century.

The Cowboys, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are the only teams not to take a quarterback in the first round since 2000. The Patriots have had Tom Brady as their starter since early in the 2001 season.

Go back to when Jerry Jones purchased the team, the Cowboys have selected only five quarterbacks: Troy Aikman with the first overall pick in 1989 and Bill Musgrave in the fourth round of the 1991 draft.

At the very least, the Cowboys need another quarterback simply because they don’t have enough arms on campus. While they are sold on Prescott as the starter, would they be wise to select a future starter if things don’t pan out the way they expect? While they like Rush as a backup, he has thrown only three passes in a regular-season game.

Early in Jason Garrett’s tenure as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, the Cowboys valued the backup position by rostering high-priced veterans in Brad Johnson, china wholesale nfl jerseys Jon Kitna and Kyle Orton. Aside from the 2015 trade for Matt Cassel after Tony Romo broke his collarbone, the Cowboys have gone cheap at backup quarterback with Brandon Weeden, Kellen Moore, who is now the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach, and Rush.

Benson Mayowa set for Washington visit

Defensive end Benson Mayowa was released by the Cowboys, but he may wind up staying in the NFC East.

John Keim of ESPN.com reports that Mayowa will be in Washington for a visit on Tuesday.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal  That’s the second meeting with a defensive lineman that the

Redskins have lined up as Muhammad Wilkerson is set to visit with the team as well.

Mayowa had six of his nine career sacks for the Cowboys in 2016, but slipped to one during the 2017 season. He’s also played for the Seahawks and

Raiders since entering the NFL in 2013.gettyimages-624203806-e1520777264917

If Mayowa does land a job in D.C.,cheap nfl nike jerseys china  it will likely come with a change in position to outside linebacker in their 3-4 base defense. With Junior

Galette and Trent Murphy set for free agency, that spot could become a bigger need for the team in the coming days.

If you were surprised by the one-after-another trades that emerged on Friday involving the Browns, you’re not alone. As one league source explained

it to PFT, the trades stunned others who had been negotiating potential moves with the new nike nfl jerseys cheap  Browns.

The Browns weren’t talking only to the Bills about getting a quarterback, the Packers about getting a cornerback, and the Dolphins about getting a

receiver. The Browns were talking to other teams and agents for looming free agents (yeah, it’s tampering, but everyone does it) about filling

those needs elsewhere. The bing-pow-boom-bing reports of trades on Friday were for some of those folks the first notice they received that other

deals being discussed had been rendered moot.gettyimages-882945942-e1520778588282

There’s no requirement that teams call, for example, a team that the Browns had been talking to about a trade for a quarterback, cornerback, or

receiver before doing a deal that makes it clear that the talks are off, but it’s the kind of thing that can leave people a little miffed about the

way things went down.

The Browns may not care. After winning one game in two years, they’re on a mission to dramatically improve the team. If as the Browns bust their

asses to get better others get upset that a little sweat has buy nike nfl jerseys cheap been splashed on them, they’ll get over it. It’s far more important for the Browns to

get past 0-16.