Jones gives vote of confidence for Romo amid Manziel speculation.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has all but dismissed the possibility of the franchise moving for a quarterback in the NFL Draft 2014.
With hopes in certain sections of the media and fans that the Cowboys would select former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round, Jones has ruled out the chances of that happening and reiterated the strength the franchise currently has at its disposal.
Jones believes that with Tony Romo, Kyle Orton and Brandon Weeden on the books, the quarterback spot is a position of strength for Dallas heading into the new season.
“I will go as far as to say it is not our primary goal in the first round to be looking at a quarterback,” Jones said, as reported by ESPN. “We’ve got a good one.”
However, Romo is recovering from two back surgeries in less than a year, Orton has yet to attend the voluntary off-season program and Weeden is ultimately viewed as a development prospect which leads to questions over whether or not the Cowboys need to do more to address the situation.
Romo, 34, took part in his first on-the-field workouts on Tuesday since undergoing surgery in December, and the Cowboys expect their starting signal-caller to take part in the full off-season program even if they have to limit some of his work.
Coach Jason Garrett insists that they will keep an eye on him and take the process slowly in order to keep him progressing and in turn avoid any setbacks.
Meanwhile, Jones also suggested that he would be open to trading with a team and moving further down the draft board if Manziel or any other of the quarterback prospects begin to slip down the draft boards too.