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News: DMN: Several veteran free agent quarterbacks available if Cowboys decide to add one

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Brandon George / Reporter
    bgeorge@dallasnews.com | Bio
    10:10 AM on Fri., Jan. 13, 2012 | Permalink

    With the news that Cowboys backup quarterback Jon Kitna has informed team officials that he will retire, what's the next move for Dallas in filling a roster spot at quarterback?

    these quarterbacks could be options if the Cowboys decide to sign a veteran backup for Romo:

    • Charlie Batch, Pittsburgh
    • Jason Campbell, Oakland
    • David Carr, NY Giants
    • A.J. Feeley, St. Louis
    • Matt Flynn, Green Bay
    • Rex Grossman, Washington
    • Byron Leftwich, Pittsburgh
    • Kyle Orton, Kansas City
    • Brady Quinn, Denver
    • Charlie Whitehurst, Seattle
    • Vince Young, Philadelphia
    Do any of these quarterbacks do anything for you?

    Read more: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/01/several-veteran-free-agent-qua.html
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would stay with McGee before I would waste resources on any of these guys. Out of that group the only one with a future is Matt Flynn and given his showing vs Det I would not be surprised to see a team go after him in FA
  3. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Shannahan has crosshairs on Flynn as we talk.
  4. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Flynn is the only one worth looking at...
  5. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    As purely a back-up, Carr, Orton and Campbell would all fill the role well.
  6. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ...flynn has looked real good in limited action...but the packers offense is a machine: someone stupid like the foreskins will back up the brinks truck...could work out like Kurt Warner(hope not) or it could NOT work out like Kevin Kolb in arizona....either way, we have too many other needs and we won't sign him IMO

    ....however Orton interests me...strictly as a backup the guy is solid: he can keep the train on the rails for 1-4 games if Romo were to get hurt, I really believe that. So do the Chicago Bears, who found out last season that if your #1 gets hurt....you better have a solid #2: they didn't and the season was lost. They will be sniffing around Orton heavily. I think we should get him.....we could do worse.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    he'll go somewhere where there is a realistic chance of starting - we'll likely go older and/or failed higher round pick. I like Campbell. He ain't great but he can drive a bus for a few weeks

    I didn't see him on the list but I believe Henne is UFA as well. Whitehurst may be another guy to think about.
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Jason Campbell would be an excellent backup.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    you want a guy like Kitna who understands he is a back up. Frankly of that list the guys that can do decently probably all want to be starters.
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Marginal starter. Good back up. Provided the Cowboys bolster the offensive line this off-season, they won't tank next season if Romo is out for any sustained length of time.
  11. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    I wouldn't mind Campbell as backup either. He's a decent QB.
  12. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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  13. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    Orton or Campbell would be ideal back-ups, but the question is would they be okay with that role?
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I think Campbell wants a legitimate chance to start with the HC's full backing.

    Oakland wasn't terrible with him last year. He could make an Alex Smith type comeback with the right team.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I don't think either of them would :laugh2:
  16. DaBoyz73

    DaBoyz73 Member

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    I'm willing to bet that opportunity won't happen for Jason in Oakland.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I guess I'd go with Orton since Flynn will probably be overpaid based off of one big game.

    We have to do something. McGee is a bum. Can't read defenses.
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    orton wants to start. Wont come here
  19. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Orton would be a nice experienced backup to have
  20. Romo2Bryant4Six

    Romo2Bryant4Six Member

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    Yea it's a shame he got hurt and they brought in Carson. I think Jason Campbell has the ability to be an above average quarterback.

    Its just going to be tough to find the right situation. Cleveland is probably looking to draft (rg3).I can't think of many teams that would greatly improve with him under center, hell have to compete in a place with mediocre QB (Miami/Cleveland/Arizona)

    Of that list, I'd take David Carr as a back up (he could give us inside info on the Giants too lol)

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