The Dallas Cowboys will almost certainly go int0 the 2013 season with just two quarterbacks on the active roster--those being Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton--but training camp invitee Alex Tanney has impressed the coaching staff through the first week of camp.
“I think he’s an instinctive player,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per ESPN Dallas. “I think every player on your football team, regardless of what position they play, instincts are really, really important. For the position he plays, instincts are line one. I’ve never seen a really good quarterback who wasn’t an instinctive guy.
“He’s a good athlete. You see him move around. He can escape trouble. He’s got a quick stroke. He throws the ball hard enough. He throws the ball accurate enough. There’s no question about that, but I think he sees things. He’s got some instincts about him, and like I said, it’s a really important trait for that position.”
Of course, the last time Dallas carried three quarterbacks, it was the Stephen McGee era. But if Tanney continues to impress, there seems a decent chance he’ll run into a steady paycheck as a member of the team’s practice squad.
Tanney spent 2012 on the Kansas City Chiefs' injured reserve.
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