Projected NFL 1st Rounder Really Wants To Play For The Dallas Cowboys

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After another disappointing exit from the NFL playoffs during the 2022 season, there is a lot of pressure on the Dallas Cowboys to get this offseason right.

With that pressure comes plenty of rumors about what the Dallas Cowboys could have planned for the draft.

Early in draft season, there were rumors the team was interested in CJ Stroud. Then their head coach had some very positive things to say about former TCU quarterback Max Duggan, leading to some speculation they could draft him to be Dak Prescott’s backup quarterback.

It’s a pick that would have made a lot of sense at the time with Cooper Rush heading for free agency, but Rush has now re-signed with the Cowboys.

While the team now won’t be drafting Duggan, there is another former Horned Frog that he is hoping to be on the Cowboys’ radar.

Yesterday, one of Duggan’s former teammates made it clear he would welcome being drafted by the Cowboys.

Top offensive line prospect Steve Avila told TMZ Sports that ending up in Dallas would be “the best”.

While getting to stay at home in Texas would be ideal for Avila, he doesn’t really fill a need for the Cowboys.

Avila was a standout center for TCU, leading to him being projected as a 1st round pick in this year’s draft.

However, the Cowboys already have a pretty solid center on their roster.

Tyler Biadasz still has another year left on his rookie contract and showed clear improvement during the 2022 season. The 3rd-year center didn’t allow a sack on his way to earning the first Pro Bowl nomination of his career.

The Cowboys will look at plenty of options for their first pick in this year’s draft, but it would be a bit surprising to see them land on Avila.