Cowboys QB: Drafting AJ McCarron in Second Round

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Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time.

With quarterback Kyle Orton near the end of his Cowboy tenure (due to cap space, not lack of skill), the Dallas Cowboys focus around the future signal caller is now of instant importance.

Top quarterback prospects like Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater figure to go early in the draft. Analyzing which round AJ McCarron will go, however, isn’t as clear.

A general opinion among analysts suggests the 23-year-old is to land somewhere in the late second to third round. But, some experts have McCarron to the fourth or fifth round.

So, where will the quarterback, with two National Championship victories go? Rather than play the guessing game, concentrating on what we do know is paramount.

It’s simple: The Cowboys need a signal caller behind Tony Romo.

And preferably someone who can handle the keys when Romo moves on. The quarterback will have the benefit of learning from a top 10 quarterback in the tail end of his prime, while developing his own skill set.

The Cowboys need a quarterback of the future, who can sit and learn from Romo for a few years, who has the potential to become successful as a starter while serving as the second quarterback and called upon when needed.

And with that said, the Cowboys select quarterback AJ McCarron in the second round.

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