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Cam Newton to Cowboys talk heating up

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Cowboys owner and G.M. Jerry Jones always wants to create a buzz with his team’s first-round draft pick. Now there’s talk that he’s looking at drafting the player who’s generating the most buzz of any prospect in this year’s draft: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.

Multiple reports surfaced yesterday that the Cowboys will interview Newton at the Scouting Combine. And Chris Mortensen said this morning on ESPN Radio that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett went to the Davey O’Brien Award ceremony, where Newton picked up his trophy as the best quarterback in college football, and that Garrett likes Newton’s pro potential.

“They’re going to do due diligence on Cam Newton,” Mortensen said. “They’re committed to Tony Romo right now, but Cam Newton clearly has them intrigued.”

For Newton’s part, he said he’s eager to talk to the Cowboys.

Jerry Jones, man he knows how to get hold of me, let’s just say that,” Newton said.

But while talk of Newton to the Cowboys makes for a good story, it sounds too good to be true. The odds that the Cowboys would use the ninth overall pick in the draft on a quarterback seem remote, as all indications are that the Cowboys feel good about their current quarterback situation: Romo is under contract through 2013, backup Jon Kitna is signed through 2011 and Stephen McGee is signed through 2012.

So Cam Newton to the Cowboys is a fun story to talk about in February. Even if it probably isn’t going to happen in April.

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59 Responses to “Cam Newton to Cowboys talk heating up”
  1. herokravon says: Feb 25, 2011 9:47 AM

    My prayers would be answered if it happens. They deserve each other.

  2. ajgower1088 says: Feb 25, 2011 9:48 AM

    the only way the cowboys get a chance at newton is if carolina and buffalo pass him up which is unlikely…though i do like the idea of jerry jones overpaying my panthers to trade up for the first pick and take cam newton…we could use the #9 pick and a couple extra ones as well

  3. chapnastier says: Feb 25, 2011 9:49 AM

    Thanks!

  4. paul82461 says: Feb 25, 2011 9:53 AM

    Jerry will do anything to divert the Super Bowl fiasco. Of course they will interview him, like so many other teams.

  5. spartanax says: Feb 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    Browns fans, be glad we have an owner like Randy Lerner who stays out of the way and not this raging lunatic Jerry Jones.

  6. sean6886 says: Feb 25, 2011 9:55 AM

    Jerry Jones, man he knows how to get hold of me, let’s just say that,” Newton said

    The more Newton opens his mouth, the more he sounds full of himself.
    Again, confidence vs. arrogance.
    He hasn’t even played a game in the NFL yet.

  7. gregjennings85 says: Feb 25, 2011 9:57 AM

    I think a situation where Newton can sit behind an established NFL starter for at least a couple of seasons is his best-case-scenario for real, sustained success in the league.

  8. brooklynniner19 says: Feb 25, 2011 9:58 AM

    Cowboys are definitely playing the bluff game. They will going defensive with their first pick.

  9. 3octaveFart says: Feb 25, 2011 9:59 AM

    “Jerry Jones, man he knows how to get hold of me, let’s just say that,” Newton said.

    Now if only Jerry knew how to get in touch with a qualified contractor or two…

  10. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:00 AM

    So let me get this straight. The Dallas Cowboys have Tony Romo a probowl QB, Jon Kitna a veteran QB who could start on a lot of different teams and Stephen McGhee a bright young QB who showed he could play in the NFL. Why would they even possibly want Cam Newton?

  11. medtxpack says: Feb 25, 2011 10:00 AM

    Newton would be so much better if he sat and developed for at least a year, maybe two…

  12. stonedwhitetrash says: Feb 25, 2011 10:02 AM

    As a long time Dallas Cowboys fan I can say Cam Newton will not go to the boys unless it’s in the 3rd round if then. This is just media hype.
    Although Jerry would like to have Ryan Mallett.

  13. gugurich says: Feb 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    If Cam Newton ends up having Jerry Jones’ stamp of approval, it can only mean that he’s going to be a bust. That man does not know talent. Before Parcells took over, Jones had built the Cowboys into one of the least talented teams in the NFL.

  14. weswelkerspornstash says: Feb 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    thats hilarious…….. Isnt the O’Brien award given away in Ft. Worth?

  15. norton20 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:04 AM

    They better plan on moving up to the top of the draft to take him.

  16. cutthajokes says: Feb 25, 2011 10:09 AM

    The only reason the Cowboys want to interview Cam Newton: The Redskins pick 1oth. Smart move by the Cowboys, they want to learn as much about the kid who they might end of playing twice a year.

  17. steelersmichele says: Feb 25, 2011 10:10 AM

    “Jerry Jones always wants to create a buzz with his team’s first-round draft pick. ”

    The draft is not about creating a buzz with your picks. It’s not about getting the attention grabbing, high-profile player who is going to be in the news–it’s about drafting the right players for your team’s needs.

    Sometimes the best picks are the guys no one notices until they make an quiet impact on your team.

  18. jw731 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:11 AM

    @3octaveFart
    ———————-
    Classic….

  19. markdamack says: Feb 25, 2011 10:16 AM

    spartanax says:
    Feb 25, 2011 9:54 AM
    Browns fans, be glad we have an owner like Randy Lerner who stays out of the way and not this raging lunatic Jerry Jones.

    ————————————————–

    Yeah, cause then you might have those three extra super bowl rings. Wouldn’t want that to happen

  20. gregjennings85 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    gugurich says:

    “If Cam Newton ends up having Jerry Jones’ stamp of approval, it can only mean that he’s going to be a bust. That man does not know talent. Before Parcells took over, Jones had built the Cowboys into one of the least talented teams in the NFL.”

    ________________________________

    1.) I hate Jerry Jones.
    2.) Didn’t he draft Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Newton, Allen, Haley, Woodson, etc. and win 3 Super Bowls with them?

  21. markdamack says: Feb 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    I think it’s obvious he’s trying to get a qb hungry team to trade up in front of the Cowboys and grab Newton and push one more of those great defensive players down to them

  22. wetpaperbag2 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    Folks never understand. If a team reports to “be interested in” or “meets with” a draftee, that almost always means that the team IS NOT going to draft him. This is high stakes poker; no one (except for the #1 pick team) ever tips their hand.

  23. bobbyhoying says: Feb 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    Did you forget to mention that the Cowboys are heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl, regardless of who is on the team? I’m sure Deon Sanders has made them his pick.

  24. damnvarmint says: Feb 25, 2011 10:32 AM

    This sounds like more of a hype move then anything else. The Cowtoys are there to fill seats, not win football games.

  25. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Feb 25, 2011 10:33 AM

    Although I doubt this will happen, The Jerrah is just enough of a moron as a GM to try to make it happen…

    The horror, the horror of being a Cowgirls fan. Woe is me…

  26. markdamack says: Feb 25, 2011 10:35 AM

    gugurich says:
    Feb 25, 2011 10:03 AM
    If Cam Newton ends up having Jerry Jones’ stamp of approval, it can only mean that he’s going to be a bust. That man does not know talent. Before Parcells took over, Jones had built the Cowboys into one of the least talented teams in the NFL.
    ————————————————–

    You mean the same parcells who wanted to draft Marus Spears instead of Demarcus Ware…Jerry convinced him to take Ware and we still got Spears later?

  27. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 25, 2011 10:37 AM

    Great after they draft him they’ll be on the way to a second SB in two years…….

  28. ccm13 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:38 AM

    As a Bengals fan, Cam Newton screams Akili Smith!!!

  29. maddog111 says: Feb 25, 2011 10:42 AM

    cutthajokes says:
    Feb 25, 2011 10:09 AM
    The only reason the Cowboys want to interview Cam Newton: The Redskins pick 1oth. Smart move by the Cowboys, they want to learn as much about the kid who they might end of playing twice a year.
    ———————————————–
    Yes, Jones is obviously a mad genius. He’s lulled everyone into a false sense of security over the last 15 years by acting like a buffoon, and now he’s ready to pounce. Pure genius.

  30. burntorangehorn says: Feb 25, 2011 10:50 AM

    I don’t think it’s likely to happen, but if it were to, I would love it. Rooting against the Cowboys would be as sweet as it’s ever been.

  31. chapnastier says: Feb 25, 2011 10:55 AM

    pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Feb 25, 2011 10:33 AM

    Although I doubt this will happen, The Jerrah is just enough of a moron as a GM to try to make it happen…

    The horror, the horror of being a Cowgirls fan. Woe is me…
    ———————————————————–

    As a Cowboys fan I am genuinely terrified that he just might take Cam if needed. Most non-Cowboys fans don’t understand that what might be hype, or a bluff to most owners/GM’s, is a sick possibility to JJ.

  32. thehighhat says: Feb 25, 2011 11:18 AM

    JJ continuing to treat the Cowboys like his own fantasy football team. Stop meddling Jerry, sew your mouth shut, hire a GM and fix the OL.

  33. hnirobert3 says: Feb 25, 2011 11:24 AM

    Welcome to Miami, Romo.

  34. darthmaualuga says: Feb 25, 2011 11:30 AM

    Crazy scenario:
    a Dallas, Cincinnati, and Seattle join in a three-team trade.
    1. Cincinnati sends Carson Palmer to Seattle for this year’s 2nd rounder and next year’s first.
    2. Dallas sends this year’s 2nd pick and both Romo and Kitna for Cincinnati’s 1st round pick.
    3. Dallas drafts Newton with the 4th overall pick.
    4. I get to bust out my Kitna Bengals jersey again.
    5. Profit

  35. hendawg21 says: Feb 25, 2011 11:41 AM

    Ah wait a minute here:

    1.) I hate Jerry Jones.
    2.) Didn’t he draft Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Newton, Allen, Haley, Woodson, etc. and win 3 Super Bowls with them?

    #1 good you hate JJ
    #2 no he didn’t Jimmy Johnson drafted those guys….with the exception of Haley who was drafted by the 49ers, Newton is a pothead, Irvin is a crackhead etc., btw what have they won since Jimmy left? And don’t throw in that one with Barry Switzer as Jerry himself said anybody could’ve coached that team to a Superbowl

  36. kirkandhanh says: Feb 25, 2011 11:41 AM

    It’s pretty sad when your back up QB (Jon Kitna) is better than the starter.

  37. allascowboys says: Feb 25, 2011 11:52 AM

    Defense first Jerry… defense first

  38. rudegger says: Feb 25, 2011 11:56 AM

    gregjennings85 says:

    1.) I hate Jerry Jones.
    2.) Didn’t he draft Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Newton, Allen, Haley, Woodson, etc. and win 3 Super Bowls with them?

    If you believe Jerry Jones drafted this guys, you’re none too bright. Wasn’t there a guy names Jimmy Johnson there as well?

    Jerral Wayne Jones can’t draft. He fired Landry, ran Jimmy Johnson out of town, and hired Barry Switzer to replace him. Look at the drafts after Johnson left, there are plenty more Quincy Carter’s than there are DeMarcus Ware’s.

  39. rudegger says: Feb 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    Haley came from the 49er’s too

  40. dallassux says: Feb 25, 2011 12:16 PM

    Oh but I thought Dallas was to supposed to win multiple super bowls with Romo??? You know that guy that with that great QB rating that every dallas fan loves to point out.

  41. trollaikman8 says: Feb 25, 2011 12:17 PM

    Chad Hennings, Darren Woodson, Ken Norton, Larry Allen, Erik Williams and Moose Johnston were all likely more Jimmy Johnson than Jones although Johnson was rumored to be more for Steve Walsh than Aikman early on.

  42. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 25, 2011 12:28 PM

    This report is worthless. They aren’t taking a QB. The Cowboys will likely have a shot at one of the awesome CBs in the draft, Patrick Peterson or Prince Amukamara. CB is a position of need. QB is not.

  43. thefiesty1 says: Feb 25, 2011 12:33 PM

    No, they will take another unknown from Podunk Univ. Just like they usually do. JJ and the cow babies deserve each other.

  44. bobhk says: Feb 25, 2011 12:43 PM

    Too bad that Cowboys won’t draft Newton. I’d love to see them draft another bust. Romo is going to be 31 this season. Let’s seem them go down the tubes….

  45. lunarpie says: Feb 25, 2011 12:47 PM

    Jerry Jones will indeed be calling Cam Newton. He will be telling him that he is in favor of a “rookie pay limit. Times are changing, FAST!

  46. JSpicoli says: Feb 25, 2011 12:57 PM

    I just read this article.

    I want my 40 seconds back.

  47. donlou52 says: Feb 25, 2011 1:05 PM

    @Spartanax

    The Browns? What have they ever done worth being proud about? At least Jerry got 3 rings….you couldn’t find a lifelong Brown with any…

  48. macgee10 says: Feb 25, 2011 1:15 PM

    As a cowboys fan this would be the dumbest move ever. There’s so many other needs that need to be addressed.

  49. polishkingski says: Feb 25, 2011 1:38 PM

    tom landry drafted irvin and said he would have also taken aikman. plus haley AND ken norton jr came from the 49rs

  50. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 25, 2011 1:47 PM

    Jerry PT Barnum. You stupid, stupid man! Just shut up. Please shut up.

  51. turbodog1027 says: Feb 25, 2011 2:10 PM

    This is why the Cowbody suck and always will under Jerry Jones. Who in their right mind would trade up to get Cam Newton. He’s not even a 1st rd QB to begin with. Any other year and he’s taken in the 2nd rd earliest but this years qb’s are so bad. Stick with Romo and build up his offensive line but i hate the Cowgirls so go ahead and draft the next VY…JJ

  52. memphisyinzer says: Feb 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    I don’t know if all of this will come about or not, but it makes sense in this fashion:

    Newton is excited because he knows that Jerry has deep pockets and he will become super rich. That’s his driving force…… money.

    Jerry will be happy because he can claim to own what he believes is “the best college QB in 2010″.

    The rest of the NFC East will be happy when Newton fails and spends most of his time on his back, as the Cowboys face another losing season.

    And the Dallas fans will get screwed again by the team owner and his mega-ego. He is unqualified to be selecting players and unqualified to be directing day to day field business. But, he is the owner. He will never hire an HC that has a set. He tried that once with Parcells and it didn’t work. He doesn’t like to be told no.

    I hate the Cowboys organization, but only at the top. I feel sorry for the players that have to work in Jerry World. What a jerk.

  53. boysroll says: Feb 25, 2011 3:02 PM

    i love all the boys htrs…awesome..bring it on suckas. JJ won 3 find SB’s and is the best owner in the league hands down…Look at that stadium. who the hell else has a stadium like that in the NFL..I live in the DC area and that cement joke of a structure the 4skins play in is embarassing….

  54. granadafan says: Feb 25, 2011 4:04 PM

    The rule of thumb should be, don’t draft Heisman Trophy winning QBs. They’re invariably vastly overrated as they were surrounded by incredible talent compared to the opposition. The only decent Heisman QBs in the past 20 years or so were Carson Palmer and perhaps Sam Bradford.

  55. stairwayto7 says: Feb 25, 2011 4:55 PM

    SCam Newton will be the next Quincey Carter!

  56. fooath says: Feb 25, 2011 7:15 PM

    Newton should call up Randy Moss about Jerry Jones and the draft. He’s still sore after the cowboys yanked him around.

  57. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Feb 25, 2011 7:17 PM

    Son, your ego is writing checks that your body can’t cash.

  58. oldcracker says: Feb 26, 2011 11:14 PM

    Texas deserves the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and Cam Newton’s dad.

    “North Dallas 40″ all over again!

  59. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 1, 2011 10:01 PM

    if the vikings take this guy, i will cheer for the packers when they play each other. just like when i cheered for the badgers the last 4 years when brewster/weber were on the gophers. by the way, jerry kill is the best thing to happen to gopher football since bronco nagurski and bierman. guarantee it.

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