This year’s crop of free agent quarterbacks was a little rich for the Dallas Cowboys’ blood, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, but the team is confident the backup quarterback position will be addressed at some point in the draft next month, or even after that.
In any case, the team isn’t ready to call off the search and prepare for the season with Kellen Moore as the presumptive No. 2.
“No, there will be other options,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “You hope to get a young guy to get in the system somewhere. It doesn’t have to be in the first (round). It could be the second or the third. But if we don’t, then there are other ways to acquire quarterbacks.”
The Cowboys acquired two quarterbacks over the course of the 2015 season in Kellen Moore, who was signed after being cut by the Lions, and Matt Cassel, who was traded from the Bills.
“Everybody thinks you’ve got to cure all your ills here in two weeks and then in three days during the draft,” Jones said. “That’s not how it works. It’s always happening: trades, guys get cut, then you happen to like them. There are a lot of moving parts.”