Jerry Jones Explains What Cowboys Want in a Backup Quarterback

The Cowboys are 0-7 with backup quarterbacks at the helm this season

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Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has admitted this season has caused him to reevaluate the backup quarterback position, but he won’t change what he’s looking for in a backup quarterback.

“We will be, as we move forward, continuing to try and get a situation where, if Romo should get hurt, then we’ve got a guy who can step in and carry us for some games hopefully--that’s your backup description--or at the same time be developing for the future,” Jones told the team’s official website. “That’s what we’re looking for.”

The problem arose this year, Jones said, because the team thought Weeden fit the bill as a guy who could both win now and be developed for the future.

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Just how crazy of a thought that is is another debate for another time, but it seems pretty clear now that they thought wrong, as Weeden went 0-3 before getting benched and, finally, released.

“That’s who we wanted as our backup quarterback, so we could be doing two things--building for the future as well as back up Tony Romo,” Jones said. “That didn’t work out for us.”

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