Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week that, in all likelihood, the team will not spend a high draft pick on a quarterback. But that doesn’t mean they’ve closed the door on the idea of drafting a quarterback at all.
Speaking from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, executive vice president Stephen Jones discussed the potential benefits of drafting a quarterback now, with starter Tony Romo still going strong.
"You always have to be open to that," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "Yeah, and whether it’s a guy ultimately one day, your future, even if its at some point it enables you to not have a better (more expensive) backup, that saves you money if you’re able to get on a guy like that, so we’re always open to it."
The Cowboys very publicly hitched their wagon to Romo for the long-haul last year, when they gave him an unprecedented-in-franchise-history six-year, $108 million extension. But Romo is 33 going on 34, and this past year, he underwent two back surgeries in the span of eight months.
Between the surgery and his age, it’s understandable that a good deal of fans believe now is the time to begin the search for Romo’s successor.
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