Not surprisingly, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones very much likes the idea of drafting a quarterback who can be groomed as the quarterback of the future under Tony Romo while also providing an immediate upgrade at the backup quarterback position—which might not be all that hard, given that Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore combined to go 1-11 in Romo’s absence in 2015.
But Jones is quick to pull the reins on any enthusiasm that might be stirred up by the idea of drafting a coveted quarterback by pointing out that they might not draft a quarterback, and that he hasn’t even ruled out Kellen Moore—who threw six interceptions in three games this season, all losses—as the backup.
“That’s what’s great about drafting this high,” Jones told the team’s official website. “You can do both here, and should do both. The facts are you can take—and again, in no way am I saying we will draft a quarterback—but a top quarterback here at that level could maybe have done the job for us this year when we lost Romo for a period of time, and then our plan was to have Romo back in and be ready to take us to the playoffs. So that’s helping now.
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“I would say that our backup quarterback situation, and I don’t in any way want to rule out Moore, our backup quarterback situation is the best now move we can make.”