According to a man with almost 30 years of experience working in the Dallas Cowboys front office, owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn’t about to draft a quarterback with the fourth overall pick.
Gil Brandt, who was the Cowboys vice president of player personnel from the first year of the Cowboys’ existence in 1960 until shortly after Jones bought the team in 1989, wrote a piece for NFL.com recently in which he says Jones has told him he "will unequivocally not take a quarterback at No. 4."
Brandt doesn’t see this as a bad thing.
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"I believe him. It makes sense if you think Romo will make a full recovery from offseason surgery, will be your starter for at least three more years, and your team has a window of opportunity that will remain open by filling more glaring needs with the top pick in the draft," Brandt said.
"It's not only a smart move, but I believe it's the only move, as tempting as it might be if a player like Carson Wentz is still on the board when the Cowboys pick. If I were Jerry, I'd wait on my quarterback in the later rounds, develop him, and let him learn from Romo. It's a luxury Dallas can afford."