Aikman: Cowboys Should Think About Future QB

Troy Aikman is an outspoken fan of Tony Romo, but Tony Romo will be 33 in April

2013 will only be Tony Romo’s seventh full season as a starter in the NFL, so it’s sometimes easy to forget that Romo is 32 years old, and will be 33 by the time next season kicks off. Considering his relatively advanced age, Hall of Fame quarterback, Cowboys Ring of Honor member and Fox analyst Troy Aikman believes it’s time for Dallas to start looking to the future where the quarterback position is concerned.

I like the way the Packers did it for all those years,” Aikman told, per the Dallas Morning News. “To bring a guy in, essentially every season, whether you draft him in the fourth round, or fifth round, or third round, whatever it might be, I think there’s something to be said for that.

“I don’t think they need another quarterback, to make that clear, but because of Tony’s age, they certainly have to start addressing who the guy is going to be that comes in after him. If there’s a guy that they can pick up and maybe develop in the third, fourth round, I think that’s a real positive thing for them.”

Any lingering hopes that Stephen McGee might round into form and become the heir apparent to Romo’s job were put to bed when he was let go before the 2012 season. Last week, McGee signed a reserve/future contract with the Houston Texans.

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