NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys Drafting Quarterback Paxton Lynch In First Round

NFL rumors are swirling around Paxton Lynch. Several teams are showing strong interest in the Memphis Tigers starting quarterback. Trades are being discussed by several teams in the National Football League because executives are trying to position themselves to be able to choose the 22-year-old at the end of the month. According to NFL., the Dallas Cowboys are one of those teams. Taking the talented Texas native would possibly enable them to resolve issues behind Tony Romo on the depth chart.

By now, everyone that watches the NFL is aware of the quarterback situation for the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo is a talented player who can help them get to the Super Bowl, but his health has been a major concern. The Cowboys lost their season when he suffered two separate broken collarbone injuries last year. Guys like Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel, and Kellen Moore tried, but none of them could guide the ship for Dallas.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo Tony Romo [Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]While he may be downplaying the situation to the media, Jerry Jones knows that the quarterback position has to be a priority in the upcoming NFL Draft. More than anything else in the world, Jones wants to see his beloved Dallas Cowboys back in the Super Bowl. In order for that to happen, he needs to make sure that Tony Romo is healthy. Jones also needs to make sure there is an adequate backup plan in case Romo cannot stay healthy.

The Dallas Cowboys have done several things to help Tony Romo. Jerry Jones has built one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. He signed Alfred Morris to help strengthen the ground game. The Cowboys have also been looking to upgrade their defense, so that Dallas won’t need to play catch-up by throwing the ball more times than they should. Now, the next step is to find a contingency plan.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Carson Wentz Carson Wentz [Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images]With the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys could simply choose Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Their fan base would not blame Jerry Jones because they saw how last season turned out. However, those are really high picks, and the Cowboys have several other holes on the roster to fill. A pick that high could be used on a game-changing pass rusher, which the team severely needs.

In the NFL, it is much more acceptable to choose a developmental player later on in the first round than it is in the early rounds. Considering the health and age of Tony Romo, then it becomes even more acceptable to choose a backup quarterback during that point in the draft. Right now, Paxton Lynch is hovering around that range, so he would be quite the intriguing prospect for the Dallas Cowboys if another team doesn’t snatch him up first.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jared Goff Jared Goff [Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images]Being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys would be quite the enviable position for Paxton Lynch to be in. First of all, everyone is going to know him because he’s playing for the Cowboys. Secondly, the media is going to have him under the spotlight because he’s the guy backing up Tony Romo. Fame and popularity aside, Lynch would be learning the game from one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. All that time spent in the film room with someone that understands football as well as Romo does, that’s going to go a long way towards helping Lynch become the next Aaron Rodgers.

As is usually the case every single year, the Dallas Cowboys are going to be heavily featured during the NFL Draft. Their first choice is up in the air, but making Paxton Lynch their second choice in the first round makes a whole lot of sense.

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