Former Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II has been widely mentioned as a possibility for the Dallas Cowboys in many mock drafts. The team certainly has a need in the secondary, and Surtain is considered one of the three best cornerback prospects available along with South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn and Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley.

It’s hard to not pay attention to all the chatter about Surtain possibly ending up with the Cowboys. ESPN’s Matt Miller believes he’ll be the first defensive player taken in the draft.

In an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin Friday morning, Surtain’s father, Patrick Surtain Sr., a former NFL defensive back from 1998-2008, was asked about the Cowboys connection. He endorsed it in a big way, calling it the “perfect fit.” He sounded excited about the fact that former Atlanta Falcons head coach and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is now running the show on that side of the ball.