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Jerry Jones: Do Latest Comments Mean No QB in First Round?

The Dallas Cowboys are no stranger to headlines and national coverage. A large reason for that is because of Jerry Jones. Being the general manager and owner, Jones is always in the spotlight, unfortunately for not all of the right reasons. His latest comments on 105.3 The Fan show that Jones believes that Tony Romo could be the starter in Dallas for the next five to six years.

When asked how much longer does Romo have left, Jones responded with this:

“But you’re asking me what I think, and I think we’ve got outstanding quarterbacking ahead of us for the next four or five years. That’s not a downer. Will we be looking to develop and get talent behind Romo? Absolutely.”

These comments show that maybe the Cowboys won’t go the direction of a quarterback in the first round of this year’s draft. The belief is that Romo will be good to go when next year rolls around. If Romo can stay from rolling that left shoulder, the Cowboys will be just fine in the quarterback department, but as he gets older and older, hits become tougher on your body and these hits start to pile up and take a huge toll on a body.

With a top 5 pick, passing up on a potential All-Pro quarterback like Paxton Lynch is extremely difficult, but given the faith Jones has in Romo, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Dallas drafts a guy who can immediately help their roster like a Robert Nkemdiche or a Jalen Ramsey.

It should also be mentioned that because Jones added in that they would like to improve the talent behind Romo, this also indicates that drafting a quarterback is on the team’s to-do list. In the middle rounds, a guy like Nate Sudfeld or a Carson Wentz might make more sense. That way the first-round pick will be designated for a prospect that can make a more immediate impact.

An online sports writer for about three years now, Ryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He writes about his favorite team on Inside The Star. Ryan also writes for other publications like Roster Watch, Rant Sports, and Cuse Nation. Ryan is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Information Management and Technology. You can follow him on Twitter @RyanRattyNFL.

  • Zac Fields

    I'll handle this.

    I've become fluent in Jerry-speak over the last 20-some years.

    One important thing to keep in mind is that Jerry is a wheeler and a dealer. He understands the strings that get pulled in this business and he knows how to get what he wants. The Cowboys are not going to have the #1 overall pick, but they very well could have the #4 or #5 pick. If you are looking to draft a potential franchise quarterback, you are NOT in the driver's seat at pick #4.

    With that said. there is no chance whatsoever that Jerry will say anything leading up to the draft other than the typical "we have put ourselves in a position to draft the best player available" unless his real intention is to trade away the pick. If he really wants a quarterback like Lynch, he will make every effort to make the rest of the league think he doesn't.

    I'll put it bluntly: Jerry won't pass if one of the top two quarterbacks falls into his lap in the draft. This is a guy who wanted to take Johnny Manziel, and followed that up by saying he thinks Manziel could have kept the Cowboys relevant for another decade. He has no issue drafting a quarterback, regardless of how long he thinks Romo can play. He has demonstrated the desire to find a successor. The fact that he is out there saying Romo can play 4-5 more years after what has transpired in 2015 screams of a smoke-screen, to me.

  • Jess Haynie

    I agree totally with Zac. One thing Jerry has always done is try to fabricate leverage with his comments, especially relative to the draft. If anything, his comments tell me that they're not only considering going with a QB early but that it's their ideal scenario.

  • Will Adams

    Plus we all know Stephen Jones has taking the drafting Reigns away from Jerry so he and Will will make sure we take the best talent available while also addressing needs Hense no Johnny drunk in Dallas and also B Jones last years first pick. my guess is Bosa, Robert N, Hargreaves or Ramsey but still way to early to know much

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