Dallas continued to strengthen its offensive line by signing guard Cory Procter to a one-year contract worth $435,000.
We also signed a few more UDFA’s:
Dallas also signed UT-El Paso linebacker Alex Obomese and punter Sam Paulescu to free-agent deals. Paulescu, from Oregon State, was on the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers' developmental squad last summer.
There's an undeniable groundswell of anger that Jerry Jones didn't select Brady Quinn with the 22nd pick because there's a belief out there that the Cowboys still need a franchise quarterback.
I say they've already got him.
Time will tell, but you have to be impressed with Romo's 19 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and nearly 3,000 yards passing. He has charisma, athleticism, and he should only get better.
Now, there will be times he makes mistakes because he wants to make a big play. But the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
Obviously JJT comes down on the side of not drafting Quinn. So do I, for the record. Why? Because we’ve invested time and energy in the grooming of Tony Romo, and he showed a great deal of promise last year. If he can get out of the ball-security funk he fell into over the last stretch of the season, he should be OK. I'd prefer to stay with Romo and see the end result.
On the other hand, Brady Quinn is a fine prospect, and I’d guess that most NFL people would say he has a very good chance of being successful in the league. How successful? That's the trick, if you knew that answer with certainty you'd be a very successful GM.
Is he the all-world prospect that should’ve caused Dallas to change directions at QB? I don’t think so, but I don’t think anybody’s wrong for thinking he is that franchise QB. The kid has produced on the big stage, and he has a lot of physical and mental ability. If you like him, you like him. If you don’t, you don’t. But there is no absolute right answer to the question of Tony Romo vs. Brady Quinn, yet. Get back to me in a few years, and the picture will be clearer.
So if you’re going to debate TR vs. BQ, try to show some respect for the other guy. Because I know one thing – and this is hard to deny – nobody knows exactly how that story is going to play out.
Update [2007-5-2 10:56:8 by Grizz]: BTB reader mhuff13 makes a very valid point in the comments. I tend to agree with it.
Nobody knows how Romo OR Quinn will turn out, but I do know one thing.
Romo + Spencer + potential top 5 pick is much better than Quinn.