The Dallas Cowboys have reason to start thinking about their future at quarterback since Tony Romo is now 35 years old, and owner Jerry Jones expressed this exact sentiment.
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“We do have to look at the future relative to quarterback. It’s starting a timeframe where a guy could come in and be a good backup,” Jones said to FOX Sports.
Romo had the best season of his career as he garnered serious MVP consideration with 34 touchdown passes with nine interceptions and a league-leading 113.2 passer rating.
He also led the Cowboys to a playoff win over the Detroit Lions for the second playoff victory of his career. His contract runs through 2019 since signing a six-year contract extension in 2013, but Jones pointed out that Romo spent his first four years on the bench.
The Cowboys have the 27th overall pick in the draft, so they are expected to either upgrade their defense or select a running back like Melvin Gordon to soften the blow of losing DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles.
They have already upgraded their pass rush with the signing of controversial defensive end Greg Hardy to a one-year contract, and they kept their offense mostly intact by giving All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant the franchise tag.