Cowboys need to find Tony Romo's successor
However, the Cowboys still need to find someone to take over for Romo down the line. They need to draft a quarterback in the next two years, not because the franchise believes Romo will struggle, but to develop a young successor.
Kyle Orton is a solid No. 2 quarterback, but he's not the future for the Cowboys. For years the team groomed Stephen McGee, but he never emerged into someone who could challenge for a starting job.
When Troy Aikman retired, the Cowboys never had a replacement ready to go and that led to a merry-go-round of quarterbacks before Romo finally replaced Drew Bledsoe during the 2006 season.
Cowboys fans can be angry at Romo and his inability to make plays in major moments, but the fact is the franchise needs Romo because they don't have a young quarterback ready to take over.
A quarterback such as N.C. State's Mike Glennon (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) could be worth a pick on the second day of this year's NFL draft. Glennon is the top-rated senior quarterback by ESPN's Mel Kiper. Glennon didn't help his cause with three interceptions in a loss to Vanderbilt in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, but he did complete 58.5 percent of his passes this season.
Should the Cowboys spend a draft pick on Glennon? Maybe, especially if you think in two years he can take over for Orton and maybe challenge Romo.
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