Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Will the Dallas Cowboys target eventual replacement for Tony Romo?

Like clockwork, the question of whether or not Tony Romo really is the answer under center for the Dallas Cowboys will be brought up every year. Now, after the back issues from last season, this subject will be looked at now more than ever. When you combine previous performance criticisms with health concerns, that’s a bad mix, which leads some to believe that Jerry Jones may target a QB in the NFL Draft next month.

NFL.com analyst, and former Cowboys employee, Gil Brandt believes that they actually should target an eventual replacement for Romo when the draft does roll around.

“Romo’s days as an effective signal-caller eventually will come to an end, and the Cowboys would be wise to prepare themselves ahead of time by looking for his successor now. That process starts in the draft,”Brandt wrote. “… When I was with the Cowboys, we were habitually trying to find somebody to groom behind our starting quarterback, whether we were adding Roger Staubach and Craig Morton behind Don Meredith or adding Danny White behind Staubach.”

Beyond the big four of Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel, there are a good crop of suitable quarterbacks that could be available, including the all-time SEC leading passer, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, whom the Cowboys have been rumored to be interested in.

Looking to the future in Big D in the 2014 Draft might not be the worst idea in the world.

 

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