Even though everyone realizes they need a better backup quarterback, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has done everything he can to quell the notion that he’s taking one with the fourth overall pick.
But his list of pre-draft visits won’t do anything to stop the speculation.
According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the Cowboys have scheduled pre-draft visits to their Valley Ranch facility with six quarterbacks.
Three of them (Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch) are expected to be first-rounders, guys they’d have to take fourth if they wanted them at all. The other three (Christian Hackenberg, Connor Cook and Jacoby Brissett) could be had later in the process.
Jones has made it clear that every decision they make will be based on the idea that Tony Romo will be their starter for the next four or five years. But Romo, frankly, gets hurt too often to not have something better than Kellen Moore in reserve.
They’ve yet to sign another quarterback in free agency, though they did bring Dolphins backup Matt Moore in for a visit before he re-signed.
The visits might not mean anything, but they are devoting 20 percent of their allowed visits on the position, so it’s worth filing away.