Next week Cowboys could be be statistically eliminated from the playoffs if two of these three teams win: Philly, Giants, or Green Bay. Giants play the Vikings next week and Green Bay plays the Lions. So that seems like the likely scenario.
If we are smart we'll start Stephen McGee for the final three games for many reasons:
1) Kitna is a 38 year old veteran with nothing to prove. And with no playoff shot we have nothing to lose.
2) Kitna is an effective game manager, but if you look at our WR stats since Romo went down those numbers plummeted. (especially for Roy Williams and Austin)
3) We draft players for a reason. If we don't put them on the field we will never know what we have in them (hello Jason Williams!).
4) 3 games as a starter would go a long way to help develop McGee as a player, as well as our understanding of his potential.
This preseason I saw a mobile strong armed QB making plays behind an inept o-line while throwing to scrub receivers. McGee certainly has the NFL tangibles that scouts like (mobility, size, arm, accuracy). It's time to see if he has the intangibles that coaches like.
Now will the Cowboys organization do something this gutsy? Probably not. They will probably waste the last three games on Kitna, because this organization just hates to step on the toes of veterans. Forbid that we hurt their feelings and start a young player.