And why not? He is a Razorback himself, even playing on a national championship team at Arkansas.
So every chance he gets, he will sign a Razorback to the Cowboys
At least that's point of view of most pundits in their continued
attempts to link the Cowboys with the rumors that they will trade up to
draft Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.
McFadden is a top-five talent and the Cowboys have two first-round
draft picks to bargain with. So its stands to reason that Jones will
sell the farm to draft a beloved Razorback.
Clearly that has been his track record since buying the Cowboys in
"Let's see... let's see," he said tongue in check. "There is going to
be one that jumps completely out here in a minute, but I can't remember
"That's not my history," Jones said.
The Cowboys have drafted 176 players in Jones' tenure, and none have
In fact, the only Arkansas player ever drafted by the Cowboys was
Jerry Dorsey in 1970.
The Cowboys may indeed draft an Arkansas player this year. But look
for it to be McFadden's running back mate Felix Jones, who should be
available when the team picks at 22 or 28.
Jones said while the team likes McFadden, as does everyone else, he
can't justify trading that many picks plus guaranteeing the huge
If truth be told, the first time the Cowboys actually went after a
Razorback to help them win was last offseason when they signed former
Arkansas star Ken Hamlin as a free agent to help upgrade the safety
Hamlin was a huge hit, making the Pro Bowl for the first time last
But that's just it, the Cowboys went after Hamlin because of what he
could do on the field, not because of college roots. Jones however
didn't deny knowing about Hamlin's ability because of watching him in
"I went after him because it was interesting," Jones said. "I was
familiar with him because of my interest looking at (Arkansas) and knew
about him. He'd be the best one."
Arkansas Jerry? Not so Fast
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