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February 23, 2013

Cowboys don't seem in a hurry to find their quarterback of the future

Since their last Super Bowl in 1995, the Cowboys have drafted only two quarterbacks. They selected Quincy Carter in the second round in 2001 and Stephen McGee in the fourth round in 2009. Dallas got 6,259 yards, 32 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and a 17-15 record out of Carter and McGee.

Dallas released McGee before the 2012 season, and he recently signed with the Texans, hoping to prolong his career. The Cowboys carried only two quarterbacks on their roster last season.

Tony Romo turns 33 this year, and the Cowboys have no young quarterback behind him. No. 2 quarterback Kyle Orton is a journeyman who turns 31 during the 2013 season.

Some say it's past time for the Cowboys to invest in a quarterback of the future, but the Cowboys don't sound like finding a young quarterback to groom is a priority.

"Oh, I think that’s always important, but you only have so many resources, and you want to make sure you sue them wisely," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "We believe in the quarterback position. We believe it’s
really, really important, and I think our track record suggests that, but at the same time, we have other issues on our football team so at ever turn, we’ll try to take the best player, the player that can help us now but also help us in the future. So we’re certainly open to that."

-- Charean Williams




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