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Dallas brass will fly to Bay Area this weekend to work out QB Jared Goff

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DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones will be making a road trip to Berkeley, California, this weekend for a private workout with Cal quarterback Jared Goff.

Jones will be attending at least the second private quarterback workout this spring. He saw Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch work out in Orlando, Florida, following the owners meetings in Boca Raton.

"[Goff] operates in a pretty place," Jones said before the fifth annual Nancy Lieberman Charities Dream Ball, where he was presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to his daughter, Charlotte Anderson. "I like to have that excuse to go out there. No, seriously, we are going to go do a workout this weekend. It'll be Goff, out there before their spring game."

Jones has been bullish on the future of Tony Romo. On Thursday, the Cowboys owner/GM repeated the belief Romo could play for another 4-5 years. Romo missed 12 games last season because of a twice-broken left collarbone that led to offseason surgery.

The Los Angeles Rams will take a quarterback, either Goff or Carson Wentz, which could leave the Cowboys in position to take a quarterback if the Cleveland Browns pass on one at No. 2 overall. The Cowboys coaches worked with Wentz for a week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, in January.

Jones said he wasn't sure whether the Cowboys would take a quarterback in the upcoming draft, citing what happened to the Denver Broncos losing Brock Osweiler in free agency as a potential reason to pass on a signal-caller.

"I can give you a real scenario where it can be real problematic if we do what we want to do, and that's have Romo play fairly injury free and uninterrupted for the next three, four, five years," Jones said. "Let's just go three, four, five. If he plays uninterrupted, then you've got a problem if you've picked a quarterback this year because you don't know what you got really at a time when he may be entering the markets. There's an example of that this year, and so that's one of the things you weigh if you're in our shoes about whether to get interested in a quarterback this early in Romo's career.

"It can be distorted by the fact that he has had some injury two of the last three years, but it's something that I don't have the answer to right now. I'm really hoping that really just the dynamics of the draft and the dynamics of the opportunity will help make this decision."