We won’t know for sure how the Dallas Cowboys will approach the 2014 NFL Draft until Thursday evening, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones says they won’t be targeting a quarterback in the early rounds. Rumors that the team was seriously considering Johnny Manziel if he slipped to them at the 16th overall pick have been floating around for the past couple weeks now.
“I will go as far as to say it is not our primary goal in the first round to be looking for a quarterback. We've got a good one," Jones said Tuesday. “... You've got to think if a tremendous talent starts getting near you, that all kinds of options come to bare that give us an opportunity to do some things that would help our team better than stacking them up at quarterback.
“That's the strength of our team, position-wise. Tony, Kyle Orton and then (Brandon) Weeden--we like him as a development project. We feel good about Tony's health. His back is everything we would want it to be at this time. So we feel very strong about the edge that our quarterbacking gives us.”
Romo, of course, is coming off surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. With Orton reportedly considering retirement, the team added Weeden and Caleb Hanie this offseason.
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