The Dallas Cowboys are looking for a veteran quarterback. Not one to replace starter, Tony Romo, but one to back him up. According to the Dallas Morning News, the franchise will not be drafting a new signal caller in next month’s draft, but rather, they will pursue acquiring a veteran in order to back up Tony Romo.
The Cowboys currently have Stephen McGee on their roster backing up Romo. The Texas A&M signal caller is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Veteran QB Jon Kitna had been Romo’s backup for the past two seasons, but the 15-year veteran announced his retirement this offseason due to a back injury and is now teaching high school algebra.
The free agent crop of quarterbacks this season is not exceptionally deep, however there are a few seasoned veterans the Cowboys could look towards. Jason Campbell will be a free agent this season. The Miami Dolphins will allow Chad Henne to hit the open market. Donovan McNabb is currently unemployed as well.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars signal caller, David Garrard has stated that he is currently back to 100% and has made it known he wishes to return to the NFL. Garrard wants to go somewhere where he can compete for the starting job however so Dallas might not be a good fit.
Dallas was a perfect fit for Kitna and he performed well in 2010 when Tony Romo was lost to an injury. In 10 games with the Cowboys, Kitna appeared in 10 games, throwing for nearly 2,400 yards with 16 touchdowns.
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