The Cowboys quarterback situation has been the most talked about topic in the world of sports recently. The big question is: Should the Cowboys draft a quarterback?
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has had a rough time in recent years. He went from back surgery, to two Transverse Process fractures, to sustaining two broken collarbones in the last two months. Damn: so much for all the talk about the best offensive line in the NFL.
I have been preaching about the Cowboys quarterback situation for quite some time now. I said many times that Tony Romo is one hit away from IR. I am not an NFL GM or even a professional scout, but I do my homework. I spend hours studying tape and evaluating players. I am trying to figure out how the entire Cowboys front office couldn’t see what I did before the 2012 NFL draft. Brandon Weeden? I was dumbfounded by that move. I am convinced it’s not a matter of what you know in the NFL world, it’s who you know. It’s not saying much for the Cowboys scouting department when a nobody like me is constantly saying I told you so.
The Cowboys quarterback situation has been an issue ever since Troy Aikman retired. I wont rehash all the scrubs they signed before Bill Parcells saved the day with an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois. If there is one thing Cas and I have agreed on from day one, it’s that Kellen Moore was the best quarterback in the 2012 class. Brandon Weeden, RGIII and Andrew Luck all went in the first round in that draft. Damn: How has that worked out? Exactly how my scouting reports said it would. RGIII is warming the bench, Brandon Weeden is on the sidewalk and Andrew Luck is getting shown up by his backup, Matt Hasselbeck, who is 40 years old.
Andrew Luck has turned the ball over more times in the last 2 years than any other quarterback in the NFL. Yet he was voted in as one of the top 10 players of the entire NFL last year. The fact that the Colts play in the weakest division in the NFL speaks volumes as to why he made it to the playoffs, but his post season passer rating is in the 70’s.
When Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore was signed, I was ready to do back flips in my living room. Seriously. I have studied a lot of quarterbacks and to date I have a pretty damn solid track record when it comes to grading them. I thought for sure there would be some fair competition and Brandon Weeden would be on the curb. No such luck.
When Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down, I was really glad they had signed Moore. I figured Okay, Weeden will stink it up and Kellen Moore will come in and do what he has always done: WIN. But, nope, the all knowing owner president and general manager, Jerry Jones, couldn’t trust my eyes (why should he? I am a nobody), but refusing to trust his offensive coÃ¶rdinator, Scott Linehan, who spent two years developing Kellen Moore in Detroit, makes no sense to me.
He went out and signed Matt Cassel who couldn’t keep a backup job on four NFL teams. Despite all of his so-called experience, he couldn’t win a starting job over 6th round pick, Tyrod Taylor, who had never taken a snap in an NFL regular season Game.
So, the all knowing Jerral Jones, whose track record with quarterbacks has been horrible at best, screwed the pooch again. This nobody has documented proof that he has done a better job of evaluating quarterbacks than the Cowboys front office. I caught a lot of grief for my report on Johnny Manziel. Cleveland should have listened, but hey, they drafted Weeden too. I fail to understand how anyone could be that blind or incompetent to not see that Kellen Moore is a special player.
I don’t want to hear about his size! I don’t want to hear about experience! I want someone to give me one legitimate reason why the winningest QB in NCAA history is taking the back seat to a guy who never started a game in college? A guy who has failed to win a single game in Dallas and has a passer rating 20 points lower than Brandon Weeden who is on the sidewalk!
Wake up Mr. Jones! You Are Sitting on a 3-8 record! You have failed to address the Cowboys quarterback situation properly for far too long. Why did you sign Kellen Moore if you are too damn stubborn to give the kid a chance? You are known as a brilliant business man, but this makes no sense! Why would anyone start talking about drafting a QB before he takes a look at what he already has? Do you need a Jimmy Johnson or a Bill Parcells to make the proper personnel decisions? A blind man could see that Kellen Moore is among the smartest and most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL. You took a chance on Tony, do the same with Moore.
You will be thanking me later and I don’t even want to be named in your will. Of course, a scoutingÂ job would be nice when you learn you have the Cowboys quarterback of the future already on the roster and you can draft that much needed cornerback, Mike linebacker, defensive tackle and running back of the future.Â It’s bad business to spend on something before test driving what you already have.