Some have read Jerry Jones’ insistence that Tony Romo has 4-5 good years left as a sign that the Cowboys are less than truly motivated to find a quarterback of the future now, but it’s worth considering that Jones also really, really likes the idea of the team’s next QB being groomed under Romo for several years.
Like, say, the way Aaron Rodgers spent three seasons as Brett Favre’s backup in Green Bay.
“If a player came in here and played behind him 3-4 years, he would come out with a Harvard degree in how to play quarterback, in my mind,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “He would be that influential. And it would open up an area of how to play the game that we all would agree has a certain unique style to it, Romo.
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“Just like, say, Favre did with Rodgers. That’s in my mind. That can be very impressionable and really be a big positive. So when I’m sitting there thinking about which way to go here, the ability to with Romo there and the ability to have a top talent learning behind that team and with Romo, it‘s a big asset.”
The Cowboys own the No. 4 overall pick in next month’s draft.