NFL Writer Suggests Mike Glennon as Cowboys' Next Backup QB

I was underwhelmed last year by the likes of Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore.

I wanted Colt McCoy in free agency, but he re-signed with the Redskins.

And I don’t want to waste the 4th overall pick in the draft on a guy who might not play for three years.

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The Cowboys still need a backup quarterback to Tony Romo. So, at this point, what should they do?

Owner Jerry Jones seems committed to Moore, but preferably they’ll nab a veteran who can win a game. Or two. If Romo goes down for any extended amount of time, the Cowboys – like any NFL team losing its starting quarterback – are screwed.

But an writer suggested an intriguing name this week: Mike Glennon.

I know Glennon’s game isn’t as sexy as Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III, and he’s not even a free agent. But he is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Buccaneers and his path to playing is blocked permanently in Tampa by Jameis Winston.

According to national NFL writer Adam Schein, Glennon is a “middle-of-the-pack” starter who make a perfect backup for the Rams, Jets, Broncos, 49ers, Bills and, yes, Cowboys.

“Glennon fills two voids,” Schein writes, “giving the Cowboys an experienced backup (with 18 starts under his belt) for now and a promising quarterback for the future.”

Better than any other plan I’ve heard in these past couple weeks.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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