Recently there have been concerns and questions regarding the status of quarterback Tony Romo. Is he fully healthy after a back injury shortened his season last year? Will he be able to complete a full season? How much longer will he perform at a high level? These are all legitimate questions that will be asked more frequently as the season gets underway. Romo’s health, age, and longevity concerns bring forth an additional question: who is the heir apparent to the starting quarterback position in Dallas?
The team had their chance to draft Tony Romo‘s understudy in this year’s draft. They passed with some level of reluctance on Johnny Manziel after he fell into their laps in the first round. They also took a pass on prospects like Jimmy Garoppolo, who was linked to the Cowboys because he and Romo both attended Eastern Illinois University. Their failure to draft a quarterback in 2014 showed their confidence, allegedly, in their franchise quarterback.
Depending on how the upcoming season plays out for Romo, the Cowboys could be in the market for a big name prospect to groom. Unless they finish the season with less than five wins, popular college prospects like Florida State’s Jameis Winston and the University of Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will be out of reach. With that being said, who could they legitimately target at the start of the league year in 2015?