Jimmy Garoppolo: The Chosen One? A Successor to Cowboys Tony Romo

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Dec 13, 2013; Charleston, IL, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws the ball during the fourth quarter against the Towson Tigers at O

Some things are meant to be.

For the Dallas Cowboys, some quarterbacks were destined to wear a star.

Such is the case for legend Roger Staubach, who was selected as a 10th-round future draft pick in 1964. He didn’t play until 1969. He was a 27-year-old rookie.

Troy Aikman. Golden boy. 1st draft pick in 1989. He finished his rookie season with a 0-11 record. Aikman would go on to win three championships in a four-year span. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

And, of course, there’s Tony Romo. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 as a free agent from Eastern Illinois University. (He was not drafted.)

Romo, who waited three years in the back of the depth chart, burst on the scene by taking over for Drew Bledsoe in 2006. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, owns many of the Cowboys’ passing records, and has the 5th highest passer rating all-time.

Dallas Cowboys QB: All-time Passer Rating Rankings

  • #5 | Tony Romo – 95.8
  • #30 | Roger Staubach – 83.4
  • #43 | Danny White – 81.7
  • #44 | Troy Aikman – 81.6
  • # 84 | Drew Bledsoe – 77.1

Tick toc. Tick toc. The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock.

Sure, the Cowboys need to fix the defense. But that’s short-term. Smaller picture. The Cowboys spring cleaning, the great purge of 2014, is underway.

Great.

So what’s the long-term picture for the Dallas Cowboys? Is there one?

And no, Brandon Weeden, who is 30 years-old, is not it.

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