The Dallas Cowboys clearly have a lot of faith in Tony Romo, who will turn 33 this weekend. They showed as much when they gave him an unprecedented six-year, $108 million extension that, if played out, would keep Romo in Dallas through the 2019 season.
But at some point, the Cowboys are going to have to pick up a young quarterback to groom as Romo’s heir and many believe they’d be better off if they brought that heir-apparent into the fold sooner than later.
With that in mind, executive vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week that if the circumstances are right, they might select a quarterback in next week’s draft.
"I think it’s all opportunity," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "If you see the right guy is there when it's your turn to pick, you certainly have to look at it. We did it with Stephen McGee three or four years ago, and obviously that was when Tony was even younger."
McGee, of course, never made much of an impact. He spent 2012 out of football after being let go by Dallas and is now a reserve with the Texans. Last season, Dallas carried just two quarterbacks, Romo and veteran backup Kyle Orton.
"So certainly it wouldn't stop us if we felt the right guy was there," Jones said. "(If) we felt like he had the upside to develop with Tony and Kyle, certainly to be the right fit if the right guy is there."
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