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Now, this is a different pick for me. I am what you might call a “Romo-Lover.” By that I mean that I believe that Romo is the leader of this team and will be for a few more years.
However, I’m also a fan of the “get a good value” plan. Landry Jones is a very solid quarterback who is likely to fall well into the second round this year because of a solid quarterback class.
Jones is a strong-armed pocket passer with elite accuracy. He understands the game well and reads defenses exceptionally well. He is a student of the game, consistently getting better and learning to be more efficient. He’ll pick defenses apart with time and really has a great resume when considering his ability, leadership and experience.
The one thing Jones doesn’t have is good mobility. He will be a pure pocket passer but would get to learn against a very good defense and one of the best pass rushers of all time. You can’t expect Jones to bring the improvisational skills that Romo does, but he might be a more polished passer when things are said and done.
How he fits:
Jones would give the Cowboys the young NFL ready quarterback that they really need. He would have 3-4 years to learn from one of the best quarterbacks in the league and against one of the best defenses in the league. This would be a smart organizational move to take away any rough quarterback transition when Romo is done.