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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