While many Cowboys fans are thinking about possibilities for the team's defense, with a gaping hole at cornerback and help needed in the pass rush, one particular offensive need must be filled in free agency. The Cowboys will need to find a new backup quarterback within a couple of weeks after free agency begins on Tuesday.
Since Jon Kitna retired, the Cowboys have been left with a need for someone to stand behind Tony Romo in case he gets injured. Considering that Romo has suffered four significant injuries in the last four seasons, a capable backup is a must.
Stephen McGee, the other quarterback currently on the Cowboys roster, has done little to deserve consideration for the job. In three NFL games, McGee has thrown for 420 yards, completing 56.1 percent of his passes and throwing three touchdowns.
In Week 16, the former Texas A&M Aggie was unable to keep up with Michael Vick's passing onslaught after Tony Romo left the game with a brused hand. Before anyone could blink, Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles had mounted a 20-0 lead. McGee threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Miles Austin, but the game was long gone by then.
Even Rex Grossman, now a free agent, could have thrown two touchdowns in that time.
The Cowboys have a handful of able-bodied backup quarterbacks waiting for them to insert them in the depth chart. The following list details five good possibilities for the Cowboys backup job.