Monday, February 4, 2013
Dallas' QB draft strategy
By Tim Kavanagh
Last week, former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman caused a bit of a stir in suggesting that the team needs to look ahead to the future and find a QB to succeed Tony Romo a few years down the road. Aikman did make it clear that he wasn't saying they needed a replacement for 2013, but rather that it'd be smart to start developing someone (as the Green Bay Packers frequently developed QBs behind Brett Favre before handing the reins over to Aaron Rodgers).
There are a number of interesting mid-round targets at the QB position this offseason, though it's not immediately clear that investing a pick at any point would be as smart as bolstering other areas of real need, such as the offensive and defensive lines. Nevertheless, Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com is in the "Draft a QB this offseason" camp as of this weekend:
Calvin WatkinsThis would be a logical move
"The Cowboys should draft a quarterback and I know there are plenty of needs for this team. That's why if Jerry Jones trades up or down he needs to get picks, picks and more picks. Building depth on your roster through the draft is vital to the long-term success for the Cowboys. Tony Romo can't play forever, but he'll be around at least three more years. Getting a quarterback in this draft to develop as a possible replacement is the smart thing to do."