Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Daniel Kilgore (67) hikes the ball to quarterback Colt McCoy (2) prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys Looking For Quarterback Help

Jan 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo holds up a Dallas Stars jersey during the second period of the game between the Stars and the Minnesota Wild at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are in need of quarterback help and no this is not in reference to the starter role. Tony Romo has the starting job all locked up but beyond him it is really unknown. The Cowboys have two aging quarterbacks in Romo (34) and backup Kyle Orton (31). The bigger issue besides the ticking time bomb in the back of Romo is not having a contingency plan beyond him and Orton.

Romo and Orton are the only quarterbacks on the roster with Alex Tanney now in Cleveland. The Cowboys know that this is a position of need and development. Mike Kafka formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles was in Dallas for a workout but he wasn’t signed. Today Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star Telegram tweeted that he signed with a team earlier today.


The Cowboys could look to free agency for a few players that won’t break the bank. This is a bit far fetched with the current salary cap issues but this team will do what it always does and get under that number by March 11th. Here a few names that I would look at if the opportunity presented itself:

  • Colt McCoy
  • Dan Orlovsky
  • Jordan Rodgers

The most viable option would be in the NFL Draft. With their current needs and only eight draft selections at this point, it won’t be for a high valued prospect. If that is indeed the case what is the point in drafting one? Here is the list of quarterbacks the Cowboys need to look at for the draft in May.

  • Jimmy Garappolo (2nd Round)
  • AJ McCarron (3rd Round)
  • Aaron Murray (4th Round)
  • Tom Savage (6th-7th Round)
  • Tahj Boyd (7th Round-Undrafted Free Agent)

All projections courtesy of CBS Sports

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  • Jimmy DeMarco

    It’s possible that Dallas drafts a qb late or brings in an UDFA. But I was looking at next seasons draft. And the class is actually pretty good: Hundley, Mariota, Petty, Wallace and Mannion. There’s most definitely going to be guys that jump up the draft boards as well as some who fall. And I’m sure we’ll see underclassmen who stand out & jump to the NFL.

    And as I was looking at their schedule, I would figure anywhere from 6 to 10 wins. And I also took a look at the teams I think may be looking for a qb next year: Tampa, Oakland, the Jets and probably Buffalo. I’m not sold on Glennon in Tampa, nor do I think they’ll draft a qb this year. Oakland may draft a qb this year, but they seem to like Pryor and it’s more likely they draft offensive line help or WR. Geno isn’t the answer for the Jets, and EJ isn’t for Buffalo either.
    So it is definitely conceivable that Dallas could either have a bad season, get a top 10 pick and possibly trade up to get either Hundley or a Petty. Especially if the Browns, a Miami, or maybe Pittsburgh ends up having bad years again, none of which would be looking to draft a qb, at least I wouldn’t think so. Or, they just have a flat out bad year & end up with a top 5-7 pick & depending on who they have rated higher on their board, draft em.

    I would think Dallas may want to hold off on drafting a qb this year and sign most likely McCoy and wait until next year. Especially since we have other pressing needs, specifically anywhere on defense.
    Just my thoughts on our qb situation!

    • Pridenpoise

      Oakland seems to like Pryor, and there goes your credibility.

      • Jimmy DeMarco

        I think you need to read it again.
        My exact words… Oakland seems to like Pryor and it’s more likely they draft offensive lineman or WR.

        There goes your credibility.

        • Pridenpoise

          I did read it, which is why I quoted it verbatim. Maybe you’re the one that needs to learn to read, and if you knew anything about the Raiders you would know that they have basically given up on Pryor. But don’t let facts get in the way of you spinning a yarn.

          • Jimmy DeMarco

            So, I could be wrong about the Raiders and Pryor, and they could draft another qb. And usually when someone uses words like ‘think’ & ‘seem’, it usually denotes not 100 %. But hey, nailing everything else I said, which was about 15 other issues, & not knowing for sure about the Raiders, my bad. And of course drafting a qb would be great for them, especially if Bridgewater or Manziel is there. But their biggest need is still center or WR.

          • Pridenpoise

            Their biggest need is a pass rusher, WR they could use one. Centre not so much.

          • Jimmy DeMarco

            I would agree that a pass rusher would be nice for them, and seeing as they pick 5th, they have a lot of options. A qb, Watkins, Matthews, Clowney could fall to them, Barr or Mack. And I can’t see them trading down, but it is possible. Maybe get a 2 for 1 in the first round, that would be nice also.
            I mean, If Bridgewater and or Manziel is sitting there, I would have to think they could definitely consider it, who wouldn’t.

  • Jimmy DeMarco

    I will say this though… I do like McCarron, but I wouldn’t want to use a 3rd round pick to get a qb this year. Not when we need a DT, safety, DE & a Guard. And I know this draft is deep in terms of DL. But Dallas needs a lot of help up front. And I would rather get a Hageman, Donald, Jernigan, Tuitt, Sutton, Daquan Jones, Mccullers or M Smith than have to reach for a deandre Coleman or a Jay Bromley earlier than we need to. Those guys are more 7th round or UDFA players.

  • eboneezer jones

    I think T. Tebow would fit the needs and the budget. Dont like him?? why? Compare how many snaps he got from ANY team to that of ANY other QB, EVER. Maybe there is some truth to that “conspiracy theory” to eliminate Christians.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Need more immediate help on D then to spend a draft pick on QB in the first 3 – 4 rounds.

  • MercWithaMouth

    Savage in the 7th huh? I like it, I like it!