Kyle Pitts says “it’s an honor” for Jerry Jones to be “infatuated” with him

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ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is close with Jerry Jones, so Mortensen’s report that the Cowboys owner is “infatuated” with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is no doubt accurate. It doesn’t mean the Cowboys will draft Pitts.

First, it remains unlikely Pitts falls to 10th overall, so the Cowboys would have to move up to draft Pitts. (Of course, the Cowboys never thought receiver CeeDee Lamb would fall to them last year.)

Second, Jones was infatuated with quarterback Johnny Manziel in 2014 but was talked into drafting offensive guard Zack Martin. Manziel played only 14 games in two seasons and threw 258 passes before the Browns gave up on his career, while Martin is having a Hall-of-Fame career with six Pro Bowls and four All-Pro honors in seven seasons.

Third, the Cowboys need defensive help. Badly. They gave up the most points in franchise history in 2020, and their offense already doesn’t have enough balls to go around for Lamb, Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz.

Having said all that, it won’t come as a surprise if the Cowboys draft Pitts. Jones does love playmakers, and Pitts is that.

Pitts went on the the Rich Eisen Show on Monday and said he has spoken to Jones after hearing about the owner’s infatuation with him.

“I actually, I’d rather not read the press clippings,” Pitts told Eisen. “Until the day comes, I won’t worry about that. Someone did call me and tell me about that. It’s kind of, it’s an honor for him to say that. Dallas is a great team. If I could have the opportunity to play for [the Cowboys], it would be a great thing.”

Sort of.

Pitts admits he grew up a fan of the Eagles.

“That’s kind of, I would say, the oxymoron, me growing up an Eagles fan and then having the opportunity to play for the Cowboys,” Pitts said. “So that would be a hard time getting some of my family jerseys because they’re die-hard Eagles fans. That would be something funny.”

18 responses to “Kyle Pitts says “it’s an honor” for Jerry Jones to be “infatuated” with him

  1. Man, Kyle Pitts sure has some tasty bait on the end of that hook. Jerrah might not be able to help himself now.

  2. This is the kind of player a team like the Packers should be trading up for. Instead, they give up draft capital for redundancy at the one single position on the roster where they are already solid gold.

  3. Great lets draft Pitts, we will need 40 a game because the defense will be good for 35-38 minimum

  4. He hopes the Cowboys draft him. He knows that when his first contract is up that Jerry will overpay him big time.

  5. Jerry played football at Arkansas, and was a captain on their national championship team. He’s not a complete novice when it comes to football. In fact, he probably knows more about football than 95% of the other GM’s.

  6. They should go for Pitts. Even if you waste a pick on another corner your defense will be trash

  7. Jones is clueless. With Lamb, Cooper, Gallup, Elliott he wants another person who’ll want the football. Meanwhile, opponents are going to keep scoring on them. If he had any brains he’d try to trade Cooper and keep the other two receivers on cheaper contracts to handle the big money commitment to Dak.
    Not gonna happen though.

  8. I hope he’s already long gone so Jerry doesn’t get to make that call…also don’t want the Eagles to get him.

  9. If Pitts is there at 10 you take him. You miss on draft choices by reaching, this wouldn’t be a reach at all, he’s one of the ten best players available.

  10. Jerruh will be physically restrained and wrestled down to the floor by Stephen, just like the time when he tried to draft Straight Cash Manziel over Zack Martin..

  11. San Diego Chargers “Air Coryell” had John Jefferson, Wes Chandler, Charlie Joiner, Chuck Muncie, and James Brooks, but they still had enough balls to get Kellen Winslow involved. There’s always room for a HOF TE.

  12. One local reporter said this a week or two back. Then this site reported it. Then Mortensen started talking about it. Jerry is on local TV and radio regularly and hasn’t said anything publicly about Pitts or any other details about the draft. I wouldn’t usually defend his GM skills, considering our record for the last 20 years, but this is offseason self-generated media hype.

    Plus, tell me which NFL GM -doesn’t- think Pitts is worth considering with a high first round pick?

  13. charliecharger says:
    Jerry played football at Arkansas, and was a captain on their national championship team. He’s not a complete novice when it comes to football. In fact, he probably knows more about football than 95% of the other GM’s.
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    Well all know Jerry Jones played at Arkansas.
    The game of professional football as we know it today barely resembles the style of football Jones played in 1964. It’s far more intricate and specialized, and the players of today are far different physically (superior) and in their mental approach (generally inferior).
    Even if the game had not changed so drastically over the nearly six decades since Jones was at Arkansas, playing football in college and running an NFL team are two vastly different things. Outside of being a good businessman that know how to make boatloads of money, I see no evidence Mr. Jones is any smarter when it comes to football than any other owner. Based on the Cowboys’ abysmal showing the past quarter-century, I’d say he lags behind more than a few.

  14. charliecharger says:
    San Diego Chargers “Air Coryell” had John Jefferson, Wes Chandler, Charlie Joiner, Chuck Muncie, and James Brooks, but they still had enough balls to get Kellen Winslow involved. There’s always room for a HOF TE.
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    1. This kid has never even tried on an NFL uniform. You have no idea whether he’ll be a Hall of Famer, just another highly touted college player that busts in the NFL, or more likely something in between;
    2. Kellen Winslow was a missing piece for the Chargers in the pre-cap and pre-free agency era. If you’re the Cowboys today there’s no room for a luxury tight near the top of the first round when you have no defense to speak of, a decimated offensive line to replenish, and three players taking up a large percentage of your salary cap — not to with some good young receivers that will need to be taken care of in a couple of years.

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