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Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: ‘I don’t anticipate drafting a quarterback high’


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had back surgery in December ending his season prematurely. That has caused some concern about his durability and the Cowboys future at the position, it even has some suggesting the Cowboys consider taking a quarterback in the draft.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t one of those people.

“I don’t anticipate drafting a quarterback high with where we are with Romo, especially one that might can play immediately and several of these guys in today’s NFL are playing pretty quick, [Russell] Wilson, and [Colin] Kaepernick, and those guys who are move-around types, some of those guys who take a little more seasoning are your traditional quarterbacks, so all of that would figure in,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “An early pick would be more inclined to be one that you would say use now. The other thing we’ve got is when you draft out of that first round, those are four-year contracts and three-year contracts as you go down, so to some degree, you’re just drafting one to develop for somebody else.”

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  • jrcowboy49

    If you can acquire AJ McCarron in the 2nd or 3rd round, you should take it!

    • Juanito Juanito

      yes sr, you are worst than jerry jones

      • jrcowboy49

        In what way?
        We need a qb to develop and Jerrah thinks not. He is an idiot owner and GM.
        You appear to be with him.

  • SmartThinking

    Whew! All the chatter from the little magpies on this site about doing whatever it takes to draft Manziel can now be laid to rest. Some sense of sanity has already returned and maybe now we can get on with the business of fixing the offensive and defensive lines like we should have in the first place.

  • Earl Robertson

    Eric reed was there at 18 I was so happy then they trade down and I was like WTH? Then at 31 Elam was there and I was like great trade but then they got Fredrick and I was like WTH? Then 2nd round came and they got Escobar so I told my wife would you please slap me in my face as hard as you can I have to be dreaming but after she did that I realize this crazy $!)$: was for real so I have no faith in them picking O line and D line in this year draft

  • Chesney Blair

    It was never in discussion that Jerry would draft qb. It was rightfully brought up as a possibility considering Romo’s age and his inability to win important games in the past three years by fans as a way of improving play of the Dallas Cowboys including me. Jones has committed long term to Romo by giving him a $25 million dollar signing bonus and a guarantee contract for three years. What you are more likely to see then is rather him drafting a qb (the most important position in the NFL may I add), is to extend Romo’s contract little bit more, and freeing up cap space and suffocating the Cowboys future so he can sign couple of second-rate free agents. The reason being, he is a horrible player evaluator, commits to players past their prime and doesn’t know when to start new. He has done this countless times before, and will do it again. I except a WR in the first round, followed by a rb in the third or fourth in the draft. Jerry doesn’t address the team’s football needs but picks players who might be able to put up numbers in the offense. Shame really, if the price is right I would draft a qb but all the top quarterbacks won’t go past Vikings pick which is out of our range. Then the next best thing to do is, address the dine in the first three rounds, and pick up a 4 or 5th round quarterback. I wouldn’t mind a high round pick on an oline either. To completely not looking into the qb position is ridiculous though. It needs to be addressed sooner than later.