Last March, the Dallas Cowboys went all-in on Tony Romo when they gave him an unprecedented six-year, $108 million extension. Just a little over a year later, though, ESPN Draft expert Todd McShay believes the team would do well to draft Romo’s successor.
“I think it’s a good year to do it, I really do,” McShay said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It kind of depends on how things go. Right now, it’s getting a little bit crazy with all the speculation. I know quarterbacks always get bumped up the list, but we’ll see how it really goes on draft day.”
The most popular rumor regarding Dallas drafting a quarterback involves Johnny Manziel, but McShay believes the team would be better served looking for a quarterback in the later round--finding a player who could be groomed under the 34-year-old Romo over the next few years.
McShay isn’t alone in his thinking. Hall of Fame quarterback turned FOX analyst Troy Aikman offered the same opinion earlier this year.
“Because of Tony’s age, they certainly have to start addressing who the guy is going to be that comes in after him,” Aikman said. “If there’s a guy that they can pick up and maybe develop in the third, fourth round, I think that’s a real positive thing for them.”
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