Von Miller ‘bummed out’ after trying to meet with Cowboys
Former Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller is projected to be a top 10 pick in April’s NFL Draft.
The Butkus Award winner ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds Wednesday at the Aggies’ Pro Day workout, topping the 4.53 time that he clocked at the NFL Scouting Combine.
With his stock constantly rising, it’s difficult to project Miller falling to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 9. And perhaps the Cowboys aren’t zeroing in on Miller.
After all, they didn’t give him much attention at the combine.
Miller joined The Galloway and Co. 103.3 KESN radio show on Tuesday and discussed the combine and his attempts to get the Cowboys’ attention.
When asked if he interviewed with the Cowboys at the combine in Indianapolis, Miller responded: “Not at the Combine. I was kind of bummed out that I didn’t get an interview from the Cowboys. I kind of hovered around their suite, and whenever they got free time in between college guys, guys they were meeting with, I’d kind of go in there and kind of talk to the scouts and try to pull Coach Garrett aside and Coach Ryan and see if I could get a little session with them, a two-minute thing where I could talk to them. I was trying my hardest to meet with all those guys, but they told me they have like a hometown [day].”
And that is true. There is a local day where the Cowboys’ brass will get a chance to speak extensively with the former Aggie.
Added Miller: “I wanted to be like a little gnat. I wanted to hover around their suite and let them know that I really would appreciate a meeting. But it’s all business, and whenever I get my chance with the Cowboys, I’ll be well prepared for my opportunity.”
Miller was also asked about being a Cowboys fan, growing up in the area and being familiar with the team.
“I always saw myself with a blue star on the side of my helmet,” Miller said. “Growing up in Dallas, all my life I’ve never ever lived anywhere else. So of course I’m a big Cowboys fan. Our game room at my house is fully dedicated to the Cowboys. From Roger Staubach to Troy Aikman to Emmitt Smith to Michael Irvin, all those guys. We’ve got a Ring of Honor just in our game room at home.”
As for how he would feel if Jerry Jones made him the Cowboys’ top pick, Miller said: “It’d be a true blessing. It’d really be a dream come true by playing in the NFL and playing for the team that I always dreamed of playing for. It’d really be a true blessing to go home and play in Dallas and play in [Cowboys] Stadium. It’d be a dream come true, I’d probably pass out, you know.”