Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Glennon A Fit in Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys are not quite at the point where they need to start giving up on backup quarterback Kyle Orton, but as the days pass by and there’s still no sight of him, it becomes harder to rely on him for the upcoming season. Here’s the latest update on the Orton front according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas:

“Orton is a valued player on the roster, yet his lack of commitment to the 2014 season has raised doubts about whether he’s worth keeping around.

Cowboys officials will do what they can, meaning fine Orton based on the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. If Orton files retirement paperwork with the league, the Cowboys could ask for signing bonus money back ($3.4 million).”

Here’s what head coach Jason Garrett had to say in the same article:

“We’ll make contact with him and his representatives and we anticipate him being at training camp,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Communication is a big part of that situation and trying to understand why he wasn’t here and taking the necessary steps you try and look at a guy’s body of work.”

I don’t know about you, but Dallas needs to stop sitting on their hands and be proactive about the situation. That’s where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come in.

If you look at their roster, the Bucs have their starting quarterback in Josh McCown. He’s new head coach Lovie Smith’s guy and so last regime’s guy, Mike Glennon, is available, no matter what anyone says. So why doesn’t Dallas make a play for him?

Glennon threw for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions in 13 games. He’s going no his second season so he’s young, he’s accurate, he can make all the throws he needs to, and he’s still growing in the NFL. All-in-all he would solve two problems. He would provide a much better backup option than anyone on Dallas’ roster, and he could be the eventual replacement for Tony Romo.

With Romo’s advancing age it’s most likely he will miss some time next season and beyond. Nothing is set in stone, of course, but do you really want to bank on Cleveland reject Brandon Weeden. I know I’d sleep a lot better at night if Glennon was the No. 2 quaterback. Wouldn’t you?

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  • Dallas days are over

    Dallas sucks… They talk about Dallas all the time and they’re not even a good team.

    • V Smith

      They talk about us all the time cause we’re Americas Team. Get used to it. See, even YOU are talking about us!

      • Johnnydals


    • JMason

      They talk about them because this is a Dallas Cowboys sight you nitwit!!!

  • jrcowboy49

    Dallas can not afford to give up draft picks as they need these picks to continue to add quality players. With a reasonable QB (Weeden) on board at a great price, they might as well roll with what they have and draft the future QB in 2015 draft. That pick may very well be a top 10 pick. I wish they had kept and/or reacquire QB Tanney that was lost off the practice
    squad to Cleveland last year.

  • Ashley Coonfield

    If he was a free agent then, he sign to compete for that backup spot but don’t trade away draft picks for it.

  • MercWithaMouth

    Of course like anything, depends on the price 4th or later? Sure… If he came to Dallas he would be looking at about 27 before he would start for us, if he was even still around then…

    • Sharks Breath

      Do you really think Romo is going to play the next 3-4 years without missing games. One good thing about last year is that I won’t have to hear the circle jerk about how Romo has the body of a 28 year old since he didn’t play early in his career.

      At some point it would be nice to have a QB on the roster that could take his place.
      i’m not saying that we need Glennon but we do need the replacement for Romo on this roster.

      Being that he will be 34 and the last QB to win a Superebowl at that age was Elway.

      To have to wait 3-4 years on his replacement just puts us 5-7 years from competing for a bowl.

      Anyone else notice we haven’t won anything with a QB we didn’t find in the lost and found bin since Aikman retired.

      Quincy Carter, Drew Bledsoe, Ryan Leaf, Drew Henson, Tony Romo, Brad Johnson, Vinny Testaverde.

      And we wonder why we have one playoff win in 16 years.