Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) walks off the field after winning the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Anthony Barr intrigued by playing for Cowboys

UCLA star Anthony Barr met with the Dallas Cowboys as one of his pre-draft visits, and he seems to have enjoyed his time with the team. Barr discussed his interest in playing for the Cowboys, and he appears to be very intrigued by the possibility of beginning his professional career with a star on the side of his helmet.

“There’s pros and cons to every team and everywhere you go, but if I were a Cowboy, that would be really a blessing, truly a dream come true – a team I watched growing up,” Barr said, via the team’s official website.  “It would just be surreal.  I would be really appreciative to be here.”

During his visit, Barr met with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and even got to see the one and only Jerry Jones.

“He showed me a lot of tape of [Julius] Peppers and Simeon Rice and [Warren] Sapp, so I think he wants me playing that defensive right end position to go after the quarterback, and that’s something I’m all for,” Barr said.

“I met Jerry Jones last night, and I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t even talk at first, like, ‘This is Jerry Jones.’  It was a pretty cool experience, so these guys get my respect right off the bat.”

There is a chance that Barr could be drafted before the Cowboys are on the clock, but if he is available then he would be a great addition to the team that is in desperate need of improving their front seven.

Barr is one of the most talented defensive players in this year’s draft class and he could instantly give the team the boost that they need from a talented pass rusher.

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