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What a surprise: Another week inching closer to the NFL Draft and another week where everyone wants to talk Cowboys and quarterbacks.

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Jerry Jones dreams of Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers handoff for Cowboys-Todd Archer-ESPN
It would be ideal for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to draft and develop a quarterback who would back up Tony Romo for the next few seasons.

"You look at examples of Rodgers and you look at the example that he got to come in there and work behind Favre," Jones said. "Rodgers came from a different system in college. He saw the most freewheeling successful quarterback there’s ever been in this league. He saw that work. He added that to his game. It helped him become even more the type in that system than when he came in. Something like that could happen if we decided to go quarterback at some level. I emphasize that – at some level."

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones too old for rookie quarterback -Mac Engel- The Star-Telegram
Jerry Jones maintains his commitment to Tony Romo, considers other players for the No. 4 overall draft pick.

The Cowboys are in win-now mode because Jerry is like any person at his age — take advantage of what you have while it’s there. You never know when it’s going to be gone. He went through hell to find Romo and he’s not about to put him on the bench in favor of Paxton Lynch, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff or any other unproven rookie.

Gil Brandt: Jerry Jones told me he will not draft a QB at No. 4; five late-round options for Cowboys - SportsDay
One of the biggest national storylines of the upcoming NFL draft is what the Dallas Cowboys are going to do with the fourth overall pick.

"It's not only a smart move, but I believe it's the only move, as tempting as it might be if a player like Carson Wentz is still on the board when the Cowboys pick. If I were Jerry, I'd wait on my quarterback in the later rounds, develop him, and let him learn from Romo. It's a luxury Dallas can afford."

2010-2015 NFL Drafts: Team-By-Team Draft Success In First Three Rounds - One.Cool.Customer- Blogging The Boys

In the first three rounds of any draft, NFL teams expect to draft either an immediate starter or an eventual starter. We take a look at how successful NFL teams have been over the last six years at turning their top picks into starters.

Today, I'd like to look at the last six drafts again, only this time I'll focus on the first three rounds to see how well the Cowboys did on the first two days of the draft compared to their NFL peers. Getting it right in the first three rounds is critical, because when teams fail to get starters in the Top 100 picks of a draft, they usually end up having to fill those voids with expensive free agents.

Cowboys Waive Former Practice Squad Players Efe Obada, Donte Foster -Rob Phillips- Dallas Cowboys

Dallas has started making a few roster moves, some young Cowboys have had their dreams dashed.

The Cowboys made two roster moves Wednesday, waiving defensive end Efe Obada and wide receiver Donte Foster. Both finished the 2015 season on the practice squad and signed Reserve/Future contracts after the season

Todd McShay has Dallas Cowboys picking defensive end at No. 4- Todd Archer-ESPN

In his latest mock draft, Todd McShay has the Cowboys selecting Ohio State's Joey Bosa with the fourth overall pick.

The Cowboys desperately need defensive end help. But Bosa had just five sacks last season, and his performance at the combine was not great. Teams expected him to run faster than 4.8 in the 40-yard dash.

Cowboys owner has not forgotten past failed quarterback projects -Clarence Hill- The Star-Telegram

Jerry Jones is mindful of the opportunity to use the No. 4 draft pick for a quarterback, giving himself an "F" for the early 2000s QB days.

"I don’t want to be back [at the top of the draft again]," Jones said. "I know when you’re drafting in the middle or drafting below that 20, it’s a real challenge to retool the quarterback. I’ve been there and made an F."

Machota: I feel that Cowboys can get good RB production from third, fourth round of draft; one name that interests me | SportsDay

SportsDay's Jon Machota recently joined SportsDay DFW's Ballzy podcast with Barry Horn and Kevin Sherrington to talk all things Dallas Cowboys....

I just don't think they're going to invest a first round pick on a running back. I don't think they feel like they need to. I feel like they can get decent production from a guy in the third round or fourth round. A guy that interest me is Alex Collins from Arkansas who didn't perform well at the combine.

Yahoo Sports Report: Cowboys Expected To Release Brandon Carr, Target Adam Jones In Free Agency -Dave Halprin- Blogging The Boys
Yahoo Sports ran with a report that the Cowboys are expected to cut Brandon Carr and may be targeting Adam "Pacman" Jones for a return, but that was widely disputed in the DFW media.

The Cowboys do have a history with Jones, he probably won't break the bank in free agency and he's been solid in Cincy since going there. The idea of his return to Dallas isn't totally crazy, but signing an aging player doesn't seem to be the way Dallas is doing business nowadays.

Free Agent Series: More Likely Mo Claiborne Returns Or Seeks A Fresh Start? | Dallas Cowboys
With free agency beginning March 9, the DallasCowboys.com staff is forecasting the future for five Cowboys currently set to hit the open market. They start with Mo' and Nick Eatman makes it pretty clear...

Yes, Claiborne is a really, good, solid player when he’s healthy and confident. But what day was that?I just think he probably would do better with a new environment and I would think he knows that better than most.