Cowboys' Jones tells Pitts he gives him 'visions of sugar plums'
"I'm excited to have you come into this league, and man, what a pair-up we could do with ole Dak Prescott and some of these guys that we've got out there with options to get you the ball," Jones told the Florida product during a virtual visit. "So we can dream of visions of sugar plums around here."
Pitts is expected to come off the board within the opening round's first 10 selections thanks to his combination of size, athleticism, and ball skills. The Cowboys have the last pick in the top 10 and could potentially trade up to get the tight end if necessary.
Dallas has more urgent needs on defense but was also in a similar position last year when the team took wide receiver CeeDee Lamb 17th overall. The franchise had the No. 1 offense in the league during the season that preceded the Lamb pick.
"It's really special to see a player come in with the potential you've got and have your head on the ground - have your head like you got it - so congratulations again," Jones said to Pitts.
Pitts posted 770 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final year with the Gators, punctuating his college career with 129 yards and a touchdown against Alabama in his last game.