The Dallas Cowboys have four quarterbacks in training camp, but they are only expected to keep Tony Romo and Brandon Weeden on the team.
The Dallas Cowboys are going into training camp with four quarterbacks, including starter Tony Romo.
Romo is returning from a back injury that kept him out of Week 17’s game for the NFC East title against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys were unable to come away with a victory with Kyle Orton under center.
Orton has since been released, and Romo is set to return for his ninth year as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
The much-maligned quarterback had one of the best seasons of his career by throwing for 31 touchdowns against 10 interceptions for a 96.7 rating while leading the Cowboys to an 8-7 record with the league’s worst defense.
The NFC East will be hard to win with teams on the rise, but Romo will look to stay healthy and lead the Cowboys to their first playoff berth since 2009.
Backing up Romo will be Brandon Weeden, who is a castoff from the Cleveland Browns after being a colossal bust in his first two seasons. The Browns took him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft, but he never panned out as expected. However, he may still have a place as a quality backup.
The Cowboys are not expected to keep any quarterback other than Romo and Weeden, but Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughan will both look to prove that they belong on the roster as a third-stringer at least.
Vaughan may be a practice squad candidate, but Hanie will not be able to be transferred without being claimed off waivers.