The Dallas Cowboys have quarterback Tony Romo under contract for a while. Still, there has been some rumblings about the Cowboys taking a quarterback in the draft anyways and executive vice president Stephen jones said he is open to the idea.
“You always have to be open to that,” Jones said at the Senior Bowl this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “Yeah, and whether it’s a guy ultimately one day, your future, even if its at some point it enables you to not have a better (more expensive) backup, that saves you money if you’re able to get on a guy like that, so we’re always open to it.
His father, owner Jerry Jones, doesn’t necessarily agree.
“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.”