Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys saw Tony Romo go down after re-fracturing his collarbone on Thanksgiving day. It was a depressing injury to watch and it has also called into question whether the Cowboys should invest in a quality backup.
That is something Jones touched on in a recent interview and the Cowboys sound like they will look at quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jones also mentioned that he isn’t happy with how they have prepared for a potential Romo injury.
“Consequently, I think we have made a ‘D’, if you want to give it that, make it an ‘F’, relative to how we have approached this situation if Romo should get hurt,” Jones said, via NFL.com.
Jones went on to talk about potentially drafting or acquiring another quarterback this coming offseason.
“I don’t know about first round necessarily, at all, but … Weeden was an opportunity to develop the future. Again, he hadn’t played much football, and he had some age on him because he played baseball, but still it was an opportunity for us to develop for the future. It did not work. There’s your first-round pick. Half of the first-round picks that are made don’t work. That’s not negative, they just don’t work. So we’ve got to keep that in mind,” Jones noted.
Perhaps the Cowboys could consider trying to acquire Johnny Manziel from the Cleveland Browns.
Jones has always had an interest in the former Texas A&M star and things simply aren’t working out in Cleveland. If the Cowboys were willing to throw a pick at the Browns, they might just get Manziel to be their new backup.
All of that being said, it will be very intriguing to see what the upcoming offseason holds for Dallas.
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