After reading a fine article over at the Mothership recently, I decided to steal their idea but break it into bite-size morsels. Instead of re-inventing the wheel we'll take their list of the ten biggest position battles for the Cowboys in training camp and vote on them one at a time.
Their #10 battle is backup quarterback.
10. Backup QB – At the end of the day, this team is only going as far as Tony Romo can lead it. A serious injury to the Pro Bowl quarterback would change everything about this team’s fortunes. But no one should know better than the Cowboys the value of a quality backup – they had to call on their No. 2 signal-caller in crucial games in 2013 and 2014. Brandon Weeden seems like the odds-on favorite to keep the backup job, but the Cowboys coaching staff will no doubt be hoping to see Dustin Vaughan push him. Vaughan showed enough promise to earn a roster spot as a rookie, so what can he do in his second year? Will the Cowboys once again carry all three quarterbacks, or return to their recent trend of only employing two?
My gut feeling is they keep Brandon Weeden as the number two. It would take a phenomenal training camp and pre-season from Vaughan, coupled with a middling performance by Weeden to change this. I believe the Cowboys want the experience and pedigree in case something does happen to Romo, because they feel they have such a dominant offensive unit that just a steady hand might be able to get them through. Vaughan would have to make a huge leap to dissuade Dallas from that strategy.
But that's just me, it's your turn. Hit the poll and the comments.