Originally Posted by Vinnie2u
a #1 and a #3.. With these picks select a Starting Center and a Starting Right Tackle.. With Our Picks a Starting Safety and Defensive Tackle.. Start Orton and With the money saved Pick up Matt Moore Backup QB.. Cliff Avril DE, Ricky Jean-Francois DT, Branden Albert Offensive Tackle.. I know this aint Madden.. And Romo ain't going no where.. But will something like this improve the team long term..
Trading Romo and starting Orton would be ridiculous unless the goal is to have a top 10 pick in 2014. If you're looking to revisit 2000 to 2005 trade Romo and leave yourself with Orton and watch things go from bad to worse. I've said repeatedly you can't move on from Romo until you have a better option in place at QB. You have no chance of competing without a productive QB. The Cowboys would have ended up no better than 4-12 with Orton last season. You don't trade your starting QB for a roll of the dice in the draft and leave yourself with a journeyman at the position.
You could end up with nothing with those picks for Romo and even if the players develop into starters you still won't win because you're stuck with an immobile backup QB as your starter. Your idea is to start Orton then pick up another lead footed journeymen at the position.
With the OL the Cowboys have they would have no chance with a QB who can't avoid the rush and get outside the pocket and make plays. Even with the escapability Romo has he was sacked 36 times last season. In 2010 Orton got sacked 34 times in 13 games behind a Broncos OL that was far better than what the Cowboys have.
Moore took 34 sacks in 13 starts for Miami in 2011. Go look at his numbers and you'll see why the Dolphins burned a #1 on a QB and threw him on the bench. Orton got dumped for Tebow in Denver and then got kicked to the curb by KC in favor of the 2 stiffs that led them to a 2-14 season last year. The Cowboys would have one of the worst QB situations in the league with Orton as the starter and Moore backing him up. It's pretty amusing the ideas some of you armchair GM's come up with that you think will better the team.