Former Arkansas State QB Nick Noce told the Jonesboro Sun that he will be arriving in Dallas for the Cowboys' annual rookie mini-camp later this week.
"When you play Division I football, the next level is always someone's dream," Noce told the paper. "Being able to try to fulfill that dream is a great thing. For me to get the opportunity to do something like that, especially in Dallas, it's going to be interesting."
The Cowboys also came to terms with former Yale QB Jeff Mroz, as first reported by TheRanchReport.com Sunday afternoon.
Full Name: Nick Noce School: Arkansas State Pos: QB
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 207 40: 4.72 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Two-year starter whose passing numbers included 55.3%/2,052/12/10 as a senior after a career-best 2,115 passing yards as a junior.
Pos: Patient quarterback best in the short passing game. Quickly sets up the pocket and displays a good sense of where his receivers are on the field. Goes through wideout progressions and consistently finds the open target on the field. Possesses a quick release and zips the short throws.
Neg: Lacks great pocket presence and an arm for the vertical game.
Analysis: Under the radar screen the past two years, Noce is a solid developmental prospect as a third signal-caller for an NFL squad.
2004: Started all 11 games ... set a new school record by passing for 418 yards and tied another record with four touchdowns against Memphis ... threw for 200+ yards in five games ... 2,115 yards passing on the season ranks third in school history ... tossed 13 TD passes, tied for fifth most at ASU ... threw 43 pass attempts against Idaho ... 29 completions against Memphis is a personal best and ranks second in the record books ... had three two-touchdown games in addition to the Memphis contest ... rushed for 249 yards and three touchdowns ... finished second on the team in rushing yards ... averaged 61 rushing yards per game over the last four contests ... best performance rushing came against Louisiana-Lafayette after rushing 11 times for 79 yards ... carried the ball 15 times against Utah State (64 yards) ... named the SBC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Memphis.
2003: Saw action in three games, all in relief ... first game was at Utah State ... rushed 12 times for 13-yards ... completed eight of 31 attempts for 176-yards ... tossed seven picks and no touchdowns ... long play of 55-yards came against New Mexico State ... best game was 121-yards at Utah State, completing seven of 21 attempts.
JUCO: Played one season at Cabrillo where he threw for 1,724 yards and 14 touchdowns ... had six interceptions ... also rushed for 218 yards on 85 carries ... named all-conference and was on Dean's List.
High School: In high school, led his team to first-ever section title ... as a senior, threw for over 1,700 yards for 18 touchdowns ... led high school to cumulative 23-3 record during career ... named all-conference, all-league and all-state ... played basketball and volleyball ... also recruited by Kentucky, Boston College and Washington.
Miscellaneous: Majoring in communications ... born 2-2-83 ... enjoys snowboarding ... National Honor Society member and Santa Cruz County Scholar-Athlete ... parents are Steven and Kathleen Noce.