The owner of the Dallas Cowboys may understand the value of the quarterback position better than anybody, and in that he is absolutely is scared to death of them. A good quarterback is impossible to find. So rather than just keep picking them until he finds someone who can throw a ball and chew gum at the same time, no one runs from a quarterback any faster than Jerry Jones.
Since 2000, no team in the NFL has drafted fewer quarterbacks than the Dallas Cowboys - 2.
(The Cowboys' list the selection of University of Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback in 2009 as a wide receiver in the media guide.)
Fewest QB's selected in the NFL draft since 2000:
*** Incredible fact: Since Jerry's first draft in 1989, the Cowboys have selected a total of five quarterbacks.
Since 2000, 23 teams have selected five or more quarterbacks.
Since 2000, the Redskins and 49ers have both selected nine quarterbacks in the draft.
Cowboys QB selections under Jerry Jones
1. Troy Aikman, 1st rd., 1st pick, 1989
2. Steve Walsh, supplemental draft, 1989
3. Bill Musgrave, 4th rd., 106th pick, 1991
4. Quincy Carter, 2nd rd., 53rd pick, 2001
5. Stephen McGee, 4th rd., 101st pick, 2009
Most QB's selected in the NFL draft since 2000:
New York Jets: 8
Even the Colts and Patriots, the two teams with the best quarterbacks of this era, both of whom were drafted in the '90s, have selected more QB's than the Cowboys in this century:
So don't hold your breath for the Cowboys to move up to select Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, or anybody else for that matter.
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