Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller is the Cowboys' biggest cheerleader.
"Cowboys! Cowboys! Cowboys!” Miller said Wednesday when asked where he hoped to go.
Miller grew up in DeSoto rooting for his hometown team, and he admits he once thought every NFL field had a star at midfield.
“They say, ‘Speak it into existence,’ and I hope I go to the Cowboys,” Miller said. “I’m planning on going to the Cowboys. …If Jerry Jones drafts me, I’ll be the best Cowboy he’s ever had. I promise him that.”
Miller will be long gone by the time the Cowboys draft ninth. He is expected to be drafted second by the Broncos or third by the Bills. He will become the Aggies’ highest-drafted player since linebacker Quentin Coryatt went second overall to the Indianapolis Colts in 1992.
The Cowboys will make no attempt to go up and get him either, having spent first-round picks on Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware. They have other needs and likely will invest their first-round pick in an offensive lineman or a defensive end.
"I've done everything I possibly could to put myself in a great situation come draft day," Miller said. "I'm just relaxing and hoping I go to the Cowboys. ...If I can make it til the ninth pick, I'll be happy with that."
-- Charean Williams