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Twitter: Stephen Jones Media Session - 03/24/14 (Orton's return, Melton 2015 decision, Spencer)

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Calvin Watkins ‏@calvinwatkins 4m
    Stephen Jones says he expects Kyle Orton to return in 2014.
    Jones said the signing of Brandon Weeden had no baring on Orton's potential departure.
    Anthony Spencer is rehabbing at Valley Ranch and the Cowboys would like to bring him back but aren't in a hurry right now.

    Clarence Hill ‏@clarencehilljr 3m
    Stephen jones disagrees with mark Cuban on the future of the nfl. Says they studied the saturation issue before expanding tv package
    The cowboys will make a decision on henry melton 21 days before the start of league year in 2015 when his contract is guaranteed
    Stephen jones says kyle Orton will be back next year. That's his understanding from talking to his agent

    Nick Eatman ‏@nickeatman 4m
    Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones says Mark Cuban is a smart guy but hopes he's wrong about NFL's future
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Calvin Watkins ‏@calvinwatkins 1m
    Stephen Jones said Tony Romo hasn't started throwing yet but is on target for the offseason program.
    Agent David Dunn said his client Kyle Orton is coming back. There was never an issue.

    Clarence Hill ‏@clarencehilljr 25s
    Agent david Dunn said kyle Orton will play in 2014 and there no never a consideration that he wouldn't play.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    So think we'll go three QBs or dump Weeden?
  4. panchucko

    panchucko We have a pretty good offense Zone Supporter

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    I think we go three qbs as much as i hate it, but no way you go into season with just 2 qb, Romo and his back have to be a concern
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  5. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Having Weeden let's you reduce Romo's role and focus more on recovery... I wouldn't be surprised if they brought another QB in for training camp, usually they have 4.
  6. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Active Member

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    Romo's reps will be limited in OTA's and camp. Weeden helps with that. If Weeden impresses, we probably keep 3 QB's, and if he doesn't impress, it's back to 2.

    This was merely a smart way to create a free look at a guy who was pretty highly regarded just 2 years ago.
  7. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have targeted Tavaris Jackson i/o of Weeden. Heard Oakland may dump him.
  8. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    No thanks to Tavaris.
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  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I assume you mean Terrelle Pryor.
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  10. warrior43

    warrior43 Member

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    What is Orton worth in a trade? Does anyone think anybody would give up anything? Trade orton for like a 6th round pick to a team like Green Bay. They do not have a backup QB right now. Actually they might still have Flynn under contract
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't care what anybody says, I think that Weeden signing was a free veteran insurance policy in case Orton wanted to shake a bit of extra cash post-Romo-surgery out of Jerry's pockets. Now, he's competition with whoever we pickup in the draft or CFA to see if either of them deserve a developmental spot on the roster.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014
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  12. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    No surprising he wants that last check..as we all would. I don't think you would get much, if anything for him. I would just like the cap room though. Not us re how that would work but I don't think the cowboys need to spend a couple million on a backup QB like him.
  13. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I can definitely see that.
    Good post. Something I didn't consider...
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  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I can't see carrying 3 QB's unless tony doesn't make it out of camp on time...then, you have weeden to back up orton...if tony is healthy, weeden battles orton...
  15. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, lol. Not the fatty.
  16. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    We go 2 QBs..

    that's the price you pay if you have a QB like Romo.

    Depending on if and when that might occur..

    Romo going down again..

    having 2 QBs to work with would seem much more desirable.

    We really don't know what we have in Orton and Weeden is a guy who probably could come in and play quickly without a lot of prep seeing how that's how it worked for him in Cleveland.

    Orton, but for one game last year has sat for 2+ years now without being really tested.
  17. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    This year I think they go with 3 QB's. Garrett was on Sirius XM radio. Even though he said they are looking at Weeden as a developmental type QB he throws the ball very well. Just needs some refinement. Or something to that effect.

    My opinion, he's an insurance policy as he has NFL starting experience, and was not well coached in Cleveland, he was thrown into the fire. He can correct those issues and develop in Dallas.
    If something does happen to Romo, then Orton. At least they won't need to scramble to bring in another QB like last year, then signed Kitna. Which I was ok with. But do you really want them going through that again?
  18. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Oh dear, a 31 year old developmental qb? Weeden needs far more than just refinement, and the coaching comment is laughable considering he spent time under everyone's favorite OC and QB guru.
  19. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't say I agreed, just passing on what I heard.
    I said earlier in the year, unless a QB drops to them in the draft, I don't see them picking a QB this year. They will wait until next years draft before getting a QB for the future.
    I don't think Weeden is intended to eventually replace Romo, not even for short term. But as a capable back up, yes, I can see that, but needs some development obviously.
    I don't think Garrett's comments should be taken that way, but they will.
  20. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    $2 mil to hold a clip board? Why the heck not? I'll do for half that amount ... :)

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