If Tua Tagovailoa had the choice, he'd be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys this spring.

The Alabama quarterback said he grew up a fan of the franchise.

"We've looked at teams," Tagovailoa told NFL Network. "We've talked about teams. We've talked to teams. Somebody might trade up and you could possibly drop or you could possibly go higher. We've been talking about all those scenarios.

"If you're saying to me, if I can choose what team I want to play on, as far as my favorite team growing up, then I probably tell you the Cowboys."

Dallas holds the 17th overall pick and has Dak Prescott on the roster.

"I'm not trying to bump him. I'll learn under him," Tagovailoa said of Prescott. "I'd handle it the way that the coaches there want to handle it. Honestly, I just want to be able play again. I wouldn't mind learning under whatever guy that's the starter. Give me a whole year to rest up and then go back out and compete, but I just want to go back out and play."