With his Cowboys set to finish the season Sunday on their fourth starter of the season, Jerry Jones will go into 2016 with quarterback help in mind.
Jones hasn’t ever really wavered in his stated belief that the Cowboys should have been able to “coach up” the quarterbacks they had behind Romo this season, but he has also placed blame on his own shoulders for not having a legitimate quarterback-of-the-future type on the roster already.
Now, it sounds like Jones and co. will at least give some serious thought to addressing the quarterback position with what will be a Top 8 draft pick.
“We’re going to try to all the ways—all ways—to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones told Shan & RJ on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, via Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”
The Cowboys haven’t drafted a quarterback since 2009, when they took Stephen McGee out of Texas A&M in the fourth round.
“It’s obviously going to be a high priority for us, the backup situation, as it relates to not only being able to come in and do better than we did this year, but whatever way, whatever we do, do better, but we’re looking to our future,” Jones said. “That’s as big a thing for me.”