NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: Cam Newton, quarterback of the Auburn University Tigers, poses with the 2010 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award on December 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Newton met with the Cowboys during this year’s scouting combine, but with Tony Romo returning healthy in 2011 (or whenever football finally returns), and Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee each coming off promising showings in Romo’s stead in 2010, whether the Cowboys would even consider Newton as a legitimate draft choice is debatable--as other, more glaring needs, such as the secondary and offensive line, wait to be addressed.
"Well, I’ve told you before, we feel good about where we are at quarterback about the depth with how [Jon] Kitna played at the end of last year and of course what we think of Tony Romo," said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, per ESPN Dallas. "And frankly we saw some good things from [Stephen] McGee. I don’t want to dismiss the idea as we get into the evaluation. We might consider the position, but as I would sit here right now it is not a position of need."
Of course, Romo is 29-years-old, Kitna is 38 and McGee is still a bit wet behind the ears--meaning that the Cowboys may draft a quarterback sometime in the relatively near future. But it doesn’t appear that this is a need pressing enough to be addressed this year.
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