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Jerry Jones: Cowboys won’t be using a high pick on QB


Even though their $108 million, 33-year-old franchise quarterback will be coming off his second back surgery in eight months, the Cowboys aren’t thinking about finding a long-term replacement.

Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones said on one of his radio shows that using a high pick on another quarterback was not on the to-do list for the Cowboys this offseason.

“You’d like to every spring pick up a quarterback,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via Tim McMahon of “I think the real issue and maybe your question would be, would you seriously consider using a significant draft pick for a quarterback? That’s early. That’s way too early to do that with the way things are today with my expectation of Tony’s career, which I think will be for several years to come.

“It’s too early to be drafting a highly ranked or, if you will, costly quarterback.”

The Cowboys will be picking in the middle of the first-round, but it isn’t in their character to use that kind of currency.

The only quarterback they’ve drafted during Romo’s career was fourth-rounder Stephen McGee out of Texas A&M, and they haven’t taken a quarterback in the first two rounds since Quincy Carter in 2001.

Otherwise, they’ve filled in with veteran backups and kids, and that is apparently the plan into the future.

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50 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Cowboys won’t be using a high pick on QB”
  1. smartanis says: Dec 27, 2013 2:41 PM

    So new coach and a trade up for Bridgewater. Got it.

  2. austinoxford says: Dec 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    Aaron Murray in 5th.

  3. bathroombenlovemachine says: Dec 27, 2013 2:43 PM

    Tony Romo = classless QB on a classless team with a classless fan base.

    Eagles will win Super Bowl 48.

  4. heeeeelzfan says: Dec 27, 2013 2:44 PM

    Spoken by a future “GM of the Year.”

  5. bathroombenlovemachine says: Dec 27, 2013 2:44 PM

    Nick Foles is the best young quarterback in the NFL.

    Eagles = classiest organization in sports.

  6. iceicebaby32 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:44 PM

    The trade up for Manziel is inevitable.

  7. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 27, 2013 2:44 PM

    Meanwhile in Washington, we have a soon to be 24 year old Phenom and best QB in the business entering his third season next year named RGIII and a QB named Cousins who will net us at least two high draft picks. It’s so great to be a Redskins fan. I understand why the rest of you are envious. #HTTR

  8. whatjusthapped says: Dec 27, 2013 2:45 PM

    Can’t wait for this year’s installment of the Dallas draft board. What idiot would submit to an on camera interview with his draft board (including all of the confident grades next to each name) as the visual backdrop?

    Only one such idiot is the answer, Jerry Jones.

  9. bucrightoff says: Dec 27, 2013 2:46 PM

    Manziel = tons of attention
    Jerry = addicted to attention

    Simple enough right?

  10. otistaylor89 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:46 PM

    Jones just doesn’t know when to shut up, eh?

  11. skulman7 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:47 PM

    I almost forgot about Quincy Carter lol. I googled him and the first thing that came up was his mugshot

  12. daysend564 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:47 PM

    Of course not, there should be some TEs to ride the bench available in the 1st round.

  13. taintedlombardis says: Dec 27, 2013 2:50 PM

    Their only hope is to snag some RG3 DNA and recreate the Lord’s finest masterpiece via test tube. But a copy is never the same quality as the original. So there’s that.

  14. jjg8505 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:52 PM

    Ha ha ha eagles will win Super Bowl that’s hilarious and the 76ers will win the nba finals …sure keep dreaming

  15. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:07 PM

    Never draft a black QB dumb as rocks

  16. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:08 PM

    Will never draft a African American QB thank God.

  17. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:10 PM

    Dark beige QB need not apply for Dallas jog.

  18. bradygirl12 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    Manziel+Jerry=10 more years of drama and losing in Dallas.

  19. f1restarter says: Dec 27, 2013 3:12 PM

    The Cowboys don’t want to make the same horrible mistake Washington did in 2012.

  20. c4anderson says: Dec 27, 2013 3:18 PM

    Stupid is as Stupid does. Do you really expect Jerry Jones Gump to do anything different.

  21. steeltuff says: Dec 27, 2013 3:19 PM

    One division in the National Football Conference has Jerrah and Danny Boy as team owners. Is this why it’s referred to as the NFC Least?

  22. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    Thank God there’s no Rooney Rule for QB

  23. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    Agreed !

  24. crubenst says: Dec 27, 2013 3:24 PM

    I’m more interested to hear what Jerry Reese has to say to that question. High pick and Eli was awful this year. Is it time to move on?

  25. jerruhntology says: Dec 27, 2013 3:25 PM

    Wow, Jerry continues his pattern of saying the stupidest things at the worst time. It almost appear like he purposefully tries to set himself up by saying the most idiotic thing, whatever makes the least sense.

  26. jerruhjones says: Dec 27, 2013 3:26 PM

    I finished the sentence…

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys won’t be using a high pick on QB, so all you fans can count on another mediocre season!”

  27. emoorm says: Dec 27, 2013 3:33 PM

    Oh, the draftboard isn’t even set.. Jerry please.

    I’m thinking Dallas should pick A.J. McCarron with their 2nd round pick and D with all the other picks.

  28. kristucker3 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    Imagine if Dallas drafted Murry or Bridgewater… All that bling ? Really

  29. buzzkillbill says: Dec 27, 2013 3:37 PM


  30. fordmandalay says: Dec 27, 2013 3:43 PM

    They’ve got both Kyle Orton AND Jon Kitna – Cowboys are set at QB for 5 years at least!

  31. koolaid734 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:50 PM

    tha texans or tha cowgirls shud take a look at manziel

  32. mungman69 says: Dec 27, 2013 3:55 PM

    Orton > Romo

  33. thealmightybigblue says: Dec 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    This is why the New York football giants have won superbowls lately and the cowgirls have turned into a Clown show.we lol at u. #Ny giants>chokeboys

  34. hurricanegrabowski says: Dec 27, 2013 4:19 PM

    Bill Parcells took the Cowboys to the playoffs with Quincy Carter as his QB. That’s almost as impressive as the superbowl rings.

  35. erdez777 says: Dec 27, 2013 4:23 PM

    Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo would be a great middle round QB addition. All he needs is some grooming behind Tony Romo for about 2 years. This QB is going to be great in the future.

  36. soundsofsuccess7 says: Dec 27, 2013 4:31 PM

    Plot twist- they end up drafting Johnny Manziel.

  37. MichaelEdits says: Dec 27, 2013 4:41 PM

    Just keep Kitna. It’s simple math.

  38. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 27, 2013 4:42 PM

    They have evaluated all of this year’s crop of college QBs and none is a big enough choker to be a proper replacement for Romo.

  39. squatcho says: Dec 27, 2013 4:57 PM

    They shouldn’t draft a qb! They need help on the defensive side of the ball! They are good at qb and offense.

  40. ihatethemediahacks says: Dec 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Wow so Dallas is picking in the middle of the first round according to Darin…. I guess I won’t watch the game Sunday since the geniuses at PFT know that Dallas will lose this Sunday

  41. akboot says: Dec 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    You just give him three tons of money, I would hope your not drafting one. All those eggs in that one little basket might just bite you in the rear. Get a gm already you goof. Funny how everyone sees it but him. Oh well it’s his perennial losing team. LOL Americas joke of a team as long as he’s gm. 15 yr. record speaks for its self.

  42. taintedlombardis says: Dec 27, 2013 7:14 PM

    kristucker3 says:
    Dec 27, 2013 3:07 PM
    Never draft a black QB dumb as rocks

    How did you cope when Doug Williams made Elway his?

  43. cuda1234 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:28 PM

    Gruden and Romo to Oakland, Manziel to Dallas, ESPN explodes.

  44. whitefeathernotaxi says: Dec 28, 2013 1:15 AM

    Well so much for Jeri the ALBATROSS LOCATING A BRAIN! Geeze will you ever become a PROPER OWNER cause you sure as heck know krap about being a FOOTBALL GENERAL MANAGER! Also your entire albatross army ( family) are an embarassment to all us COWBOY FANS! The only thing( s) you ever did right wad hire JIMMIE JOHNSON and let him run the program! Then you hired PARCELS and just when we thought it would be on, you screwed it all up! JUST LEAVE!

  45. craigkintexas says: Dec 28, 2013 7:26 AM

    I wonder if Romo caught Jerry Jones being “interviewed” by Anderson Cooper?

  46. easywolf says: Dec 28, 2013 7:56 AM

    Cowboys = Raiders

  47. playmaker88blog says: Dec 28, 2013 11:41 AM

    All the cowboy haters think Dallas gets too much attention and all they do is talk about them.

  48. tap79 says: Dec 28, 2013 2:16 PM

    There is a certain class of terrible teams in the nfl those teams = Succanneers Bills Titans jaguar’s steelers giant’s jets Texans 49ers and the number 1…. clown boys and their three ring leader Jerry Jones

  49. chataylo says: Dec 28, 2013 6:50 PM

    I’m glad Favre didn’t unretire for this.

  50. mustang6984 says: Dec 29, 2013 12:41 AM

    Can they use the pick to get a quality owner?

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