Cowboys Talk to Versatile Prospect

While many of the Cowboys' front office and coaching staff have returned to Valley Ranch, we have some additional news and notes on another player the team spent an extensive amount of time with this week in Mobile, AL. <BR>

SilverStarDigest has learned of another prospect the Cowboys were looking at extensively this week: former Arkansas QB Matt Jones.

Obviously, the Cowboys aren't scouting him to be a signal caller at the next level, and neither is any other team this week in Mobile.

As it stands now, Jones is likely being viewed as a wide receiver/tight end.

Several factors come into play here but Jones' lack of quickness and inability to get separation from defenders is one of the primary reasons the Cowboys, and other organizations, would look at Jones as a back-up tight end.

There is also a belief Jones will also be able to add bulk as well as strength to his underdeveloped 242-pound frame once he's put on a weight lifting regiment.

Never the less, the Cowboys certainly don't need a tremendous amount of help at the tight end position, especially considering they already have one of the top players in the game in Jason Witten, not to mention a host of back ups with considerable experience.

Jones finished his career at Arkansas as one of the most effective dual threat quarterbacks in school history. For his senior season, he rushed 83 times for 622 yards and seven touchdowns and also completed 151-of-264 passes for 2073 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Jones, who has also played a significant role with the Arkansas basketball team, holds the SEC record for most rushing yards by a quarterback.

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