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Jason Garrett: Wentz “a very impressive” prospect

AMES, IA Ð AUGUST 30: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the North Dakota State Bison throws under pressure from linebacker Kane Seeley #29 of the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) Getty Images

North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz gets his latest moment in the pre-draft spotlight at his Pro Day Thursday.

Wentz raised his national profile in January with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, where he played for the North team coached by the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff. In an interview with Paul Burmeister of PFT Live at the league meetings, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he didn’t know much about Wentz and was curious how he’d handle the transition to a new environment and better competition at the Senior Bowl.

“He responded very well,” Garrett said. “When he went against the guys at the Senior Bowl, I thought he fit in really well.

“He’s a small school guy but he’s a very impressive guy as an individual, just the way he carries himself, his leadership. He’s very impressive physically. He’s a big kid, athletic and he can throw the football. It was a good week for us to get to know him.”

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones reportedly told Gil Brandt of the team won’t take a quarterback at No. 4, which would presumably mean the Cowboys won’t be selecting Wentz. But it seems likely that the team’s Senior Bowl experience will impact its draft board.

“That week was a great opportunity for us and we took that experience very seriously as a coaching staff,” Garrett said. “You just never get that opportunity. You get a 15-minute interview in Indianapolis and maybe go see a guy workout but to see them up close, go through the work and three days of meetings, getting to know guys like that, including Carson, it was invaluable.”

NFL Network will televise Wentz’s Pro Day workout live Thursday morning. Browns Coach Hue Jackson is among those planning to attend; the Browns hold the No. 2 pick in the draft.

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11 Responses to “Jason Garrett: Wentz “a very impressive” prospect”
  1. key2heat says: Mar 23, 2016 7:30 PM

    Garrett is baiting the Eagles into trading up for Wentz. Just like the Redskins did for RG3

  2. a1b24312 says: Mar 23, 2016 7:31 PM

    They actually let Garrett publicly offer an opinion…on anything?

  3. sfm073 says: Mar 23, 2016 8:42 PM

    If they think he’s a franchise guy and with Romo’s age and his health problems it would seem to make sense to draft a guy for the future.

  4. bunglesandbears says: Mar 23, 2016 9:05 PM

    Lmao – – once he gets a little more wrinkly he’ll be just like dear old dad.

  5. montrealraider says: Mar 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    Then take him. Its bold but its the right thing to do for the franchise. You have see the end of the road in advance in any situation, and I think Romo is a good example. I would trade him if I could.

  6. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Mar 23, 2016 9:40 PM

    Dude, please draft a QB! Seriously they should with Romo being where he’s at and if the Browns go QB (which is certainly possible) that changes every thing for the teams picking at 5 & 6. Do it…

  7. jerrysglassescleaner says: Mar 23, 2016 9:50 PM

    Always remember, leading up to draft is pretty much a poker face game. Garrett is pretty much selling the QB so another team will be more tempted to trade up and draft him that way Dallas’ secret crush will still be there. OR someone will trade the farm to Dallas in order to select him.

  8. trollaikman8 says: Mar 23, 2016 10:19 PM

    They seem to have patched some things in FA but not backup QB.
    If he’s available @4, and Ramsey is already gone to SD – I think you take him and let him sit & learn.

    The asking price is basically cheaper than the Morris Claiborne pick for gods sake. Worth the risk.

  9. theclebrowns says: Mar 23, 2016 11:24 PM

    key2heat says:
    Mar 23, 2016 7:30 PM
    Garrett is baiting the Eagles into trading up for Wentz. Just like the Redskins did for RG3
    Yeah, I heard Garrett was a master baiter.

  10. hahalolrofl says: Mar 24, 2016 12:07 AM

    Just one soulless ginger chatting up another.

  11. ohand16 says: Mar 24, 2016 5:13 AM

    Jerry Jones acts as if he is suffering from CTE

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