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Why the Cowboys Didn't Draft a Quarterback

Dallas had plenty of chances, but opted against drafting a quarterback over the weekend

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Why the Cowboys Didn't Draft a Quarterback

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t draft a quarterback this weekend and, a big reason for that according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, is Brandon Weeden.

A first round pick in 2012, Weeden was released by the Browns earlier this offseason. He signed a two-year deal with the Cowboys in March and, if Kyle Orton comes back, will be the No. 3 quarterback in Dallas in 2014. But the team is pretty high on him, and he’s being looked at as sort of a project by the Cowboys.

Obviously we think a lot of Brandon Weeden,” said the Cowboys VP, per the Dallas Morning News. “He got drafted in the first round for a reason. We didn’t quite have him in the first but we had him in the second. The guy has a couple of years under his belt. We’ve kind of got to look at him over the last couple of weeks. We like what we see. That’s a work in progress.”

When the Johnny Manziel rumors were flying, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the Cowboys were entering the draft happy with their quarterbacks, and he didn’t change his tune after the draft.

“We evaluated all the quarterbacks and felt good that within just the time frame we’ve had over the last three days that we could make a decision on a quarterback,” Jerry said. “We felt like with the work that we had done we were confident in either making a decision or not making one.”

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