Report: Cowboys not in love with one of draft's top defensive prospects

There is no team with more of an impact on the top-10 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft than the Dallas Cowboys. They sit at No. 4 and could literally go in any direction.

Draft a quarterback with Tony Romo already on the roster? Sure, why not. Running back even after signing Alfred Morris? Ezekiel Elliott is that good. The Cowboys need tons of help on defense too, so anyone from Myles Jack to Jalen Ramsey is in play.

But according to a report from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, there's one direction the Cowboys probably won't go: defensive end. More specifically, they won't be drafting Joey Bosa, the defensive end from Ohio State, who is considered one of the best prospects in this class.

"I don't believe the Dallas Cowboys will draft Joey Bosa," Zierlein said according to NFL.com. "I've heard that they're not in love with Joey Bosa. I don't think Joey Bosa is going to be a Cowboy."

Our mock drafters currently disagree, with three of the five mocks sending Bosa to Dallas at No. 4 overall.

With Greg Hardy clearly not a part of the plans moving forward for Dallas and with Randy Gregory facing a suspension to start the season, the Cowboys are in pretty bad shape when it comes to pass rushers.

And it's not like Bosa isn't considered a top-tier talent. He's drawn a comparison to Michael Strahan from at least one analyst.

And let's not forget we're in late March here. This is prime smokescreen season.

The Cowboys at least showed interest in Bosa, working him out while visiting at Ohio State's pro day, according to the Dallas Morning-News, where David Moore posits Dallas is far more likely to take Bosa at No. 4 overall than fellow Buckeye Elliott.

Flatly believing the Cowboys won't take Bosa is impossible. He's talented enough to warrant a selection at No. 4, even if his ceiling isn't universally considered extremely high.

The Cowboys might not be 'in love with' Joey Bosa. (USATSI)

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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