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Stephen Jones Not Looking To "Give Up The Ranch" For QB At The Moment

The Cowboys executive vice president believes the team has more pressing needs



    Much to the chagrin of some of Dallas’ less realistic fans, who were entertaining visions of the Cowboys’ landing Robert Griffin III (or Andrew Luck) in the first round of the 2012 Draft by trading up, the team (almost certainly) will not be using any early picks on the quarterback position in New York City this April, if they use any at all.

    That said, the fact that landing a guy like RGIII or Luck is a long-shot (read: it’s not going to happen) doesn’t mean that the team doesn’t intend on doing their homework on them, just in case the seemingly impossible happens and one of them slips.

    "Oh yeah," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. "We do our due diligence. But we obviously spend more time on the guys that are more realistic. [Andrew] Luck, Griffin, some of those players up there -- you've got to understand that you'll probably never see them. And nor would we want to give up the equity and the rest of our draft or whatever it might take to get him. But you also want to be prepared so that if they take the plunge you want to day, 'Hey, did we do our homework on him?'"

    The Cowboys might be in the market for a quarterback after the retirement of Jon Kitna but as Jones went on to say, the team has plenty of needs to address before the no. 2 quarterback position.

    "You wouldn't see us giving up the ranch for a quarterback right now," he said. "That's not where we are in our progression. And as it sits here today, most people would think RGIII is way out of the question for us."

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