In a fourth-round run of quarterbacks Saturday in the NFL Draft, Oklahoma's Landry Jones was taken 115th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Draft analyst and former Dallas Cowboys personnel guru Gil Brandt noted on Twitter: "Husband and wife drafted in same month. Landry Jones to Steelers in #NFLDraft and Whitney Hand to WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars"
Jones, who was named after Cowboys coaching legend Tom Landry, was married last summer to Hand, from Fort Worth and the daughter of former Texas Rangers pitcher Rich Hand. Whitney lost most of her senior basketball season at Oklahoma after a severe knee injury.
Trent Dilfer on ESPN says Landry Jones is a "high-ceiling guy" and defends Jones by sharply criticizing the Oklahoma play-calling and receivers as "brutal" and the offense as "a joke" in 2012. Dilfer says he looks at 2011 when evaluating Jones: "I like him."
And Dilfer on the Sooners in 2012: "Their whole offense is built around getting a lot of flashy numbers and not scoring points."
The Sooners, of course, took Jones off the field in favor of "The Belldozer" package with running QB Blake Bell in goal-line situations and short third downs.
Jones lost a notable shootout game to Robert Griffin III and Baylor in 2011 but won a stunning 50-49 shootout game with Geno Smith and West Virginia in 2012.
He did not look good in this year's Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M, which shut down the Sooners offense. And he didn't perform well in the Senior Bowl.
-- Vince Langford