The Dallas Cowboys have two quality quarterbacks in Tony Romo and back up Kyle Orton.
“I do think Orton is capable, if something happens to Tony, of playing well,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “You have to have two [serviceable] quarterbacks.”
But there are reports that Orton might not even want to play in 2014, creating a void in the Cowboys roster.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Word has trickled through the Valley Ranch grapevine, according to a source within the club, that the backup quarterback isn’t sure he wants to play next season.
Another member of the organization said he was unaware of Orton’s plans for the future. And a third was 99 percent confident that Orton, 31, would not walk away from the team because of financial disincentives.
The Cowboys have also said they aren’t looking to invest a high draft pick in a quarterback. That means they’d be left to sign another free agent or draft a quarterback in the later rounds.