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DETROIT - OCTOBER 05:  Jon Kitna #8 of the Detroit Lions watches from the sidelines after he is replaced by Dan Orlovsky during the third quarter at Ford Field on October 5, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan.  The Bears won 34-7.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Richard ZowieCorrespondent IMay 21, 2009

I must admit, I still believe Dallas gave up way too much (a good cornerback in Anthony Henry) to get 36-year-old journeyman quarterback Jon Kitna. True, the Detroit Lions are the NFL's equivalent of the Los Angeles Clippers, and true he didn't have much help, but I keep wondering if it was a good idea to acquire him.

The logic, of course, is to get a seasoned backup to complement Tony Romo and to give the Cowboys a fighting chance in games if Romo goes down with a broken finger or broken heart courtesy of bombshell girlfriend Jessica Simpson.

Well, as Dallascowboys.com's Rob Phillips reported, Kitna looked good in a recent workout. Accurate passes and getting the ball downfield. We'll see once pre-season begins.

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Does Isaiah Stanback have all the tools to transition from college quarterback to NFL wide receiver? Yes. But he's also dealt with lots of injuries. Word is, this is the season for Stanback to convince the Cowboys he's worth keeping on the roster. We'll see if that happens and we hope it does since Dallas seems to be taking the MacGyver Modify-on-the-fly approach to receivers.

You know: With the exception of Roy Williams, draft late, sign undrafted free agents, and draft QB's and convert them to receiver. Who knows, if Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gets desperate enough, he may ask Romo to start throwing himself passes.

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So far, so good for Cowboys running back Felix Jones. I was floored by how he did in his short rookie season. A healthy Jones could make for an outstanding running game as he platoons with Marion Barber.

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