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Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:30 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Cam Newton might be, as one scout told CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, the "black Ben Roethlisberger," but for the purposes of the NFL combine, he's Tim Tebow 2.0. Which is to say, EVERYONE is going to be asked about him.

That includes the Dallas Cowboys, who are reportedly going to meet with Newton (as a reminder, our 11th-ranked prospect and No. 2 quarterback) even though they've already got their own "entertainer," Tony Romo, on the roster.

That's according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday that cites "at least two members of the [Cowboys] front office" who said they were meeting with Newton before the draft.

Look, the Cowboys have the ninth-overall pick in the draft. They HAVE to meet with Newton, because not doing so would be a failure to handle their due diligence, even though Romo's locked in as their guy.

But they're not going to draft Cam Newton in that spot.

Why? Well, for starters, they have bigger needs, particularly on the defensive end. And unless Jerry Jones is just head-over-heels for Newton, he knows that an upgrade in the secondary or the defensive line -- Rob Rang has Dallas taking Prince Amukamara and Chad Reuter has them nabbing Marcell Dareus from Alabama -- will benefit the Cowboys more in the immediate future.

Additionally, drafting Newton would send some whacked-out messages. First, that the Cowboys are ready to win right now as currently constructed (i.e. they just don't need an upgrade anywhere). Secondly, and yes in direct opposition to the first part, that the Cowboys aren't ready to compete, because they're looking so far in the future in terms of the quarterback position instead of making a play to be competitive in the NFC East right now.

And, of course, there's the whole issue of blowing up Romo's spot by using a top-10 pick to take another "franchise quarterback" -- there's no way that would end well.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:12 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

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Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:28 am
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

newton is a showboat who will only be looking for a big pay check,If you thought Deon sanders was bad just wait till this guy makes the rounds.Still if Jones want to throw money away,he been doing that for years.Newton lacks a truly honest soul,truly believe didn't know what daddy was doing to get Auburn to choke up some cash.Loyalty,see were all that worship got Auburn fans,he jump ship as soon as the bowl game was over.Oh wll, you start treating these punks like gods and they believe it to.



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

The funny part about this article is the fact that he assumes every team projects Cam Newton as an NFL quarterback. I believe the Cowboys, and many other teams will ask about his willingness to play other positions at first or run the wildcat offense maybe even like what Tim Tebow did with the Broncos last season. First of all notice that Jon Kitna is an unrestricted free agent and on top of that will be 39 shortly after the season begins...if it begins on time. Stephen McGee will be headed into his 3rd year after playing in 2 games last season completing just 50% of his passes. Granted he knows the offense and is just 25 years old he will stick as the 3rd string quarterback. When you factor in their back-up quarterback position, with the fact that Tony Romo is going to be 31 years old, missed 13 games in the past 3 years. They may not believe in Kitna's longevity after watching him get hurt in Romo's absence. So they bring in a young 1st round pick who can play in a wildcat, run the ball at times as a running back even, or even line-up in the slot. Meaning he doesn't just hold value as a solid back-up to Tony Romo. He provides insurance that in the event that Romo is injured he can step in, and insurance that if Romo's play has slipped, or his contract expires and he leaves in 2014 they have a capable back-up who knows the offense. He caught passes in college, returned punts, ran the ball over 260 times last season for a 5.6 average, and even completed 66.1% of his passes for 30 tds and 7 ints. He has continued to work with a well known quarterbacks coach to improve his ability to take snaps under center, and adjust his throwing motion to the NFL standard two things he clearly understood were knocks on him coming out of the draft. He has also been taken under Warren Moon's wing. In other words he has surrounded himself with successful NFL people to help his transition. I personally think the move to the Cowboys makes a lot of sense. He can be a back-up at a lot of positions in a pinch, and could be a multi talented threat in the NFL.




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

jones would want scam newton. you know gotta make up for the money he lost ripping people off of super bowl tickets lol!!! have fun with cams tippy toe throwing style



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

Not sure why a scout needed to add the word "black" to the evaluation, but it was not necessary and unfortunate.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:02 am
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

 I have discovered the 3 questions that Jerry Jones and his lackeys will ask Cam. The 1st one will be; Cam,when you become an icon, will you still remember what a down-and-out is? The 2nd is; Mr. Newton, can you limit your entertainment appearances to the off-season, or at least keep them to a minimum? The 3rd inquiry is a math question. It's also multiple choice. Cam; If I sell 95,000 tickets to an event and only have 93,000 seats, what do I do? a.)hope and pray that 2000 fans are too drunk or hungover to show up b.)offer these unfortunate fans the choice of future Super Bowl tickets or $5000.00 in cash c.)give these people all the food,alcohol, andCowboy swag they could consume in 48 hours.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

I hate umps...Way to keep it un-biggoted....Wonder what this says about Romo injury?



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

I think the Cowboys should trade Romo to the Panthers for the #1 pick and get Newton. Not that I think Romo is that good, but he's damn sure better than what we got and I'm up for any QB who could win us a few games now.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Cowboys reportedly taking a look at Cam Newton

WHY'S HE GOTTA BE A BLACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER?


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