Tony Romo will be the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback until he retires. If you don’t believe that, you’re in denial. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently made it clear he will sign Romo to a contract extension soon to keep the quarterback in Dallas for many years to come and avoid him becoming a free agent in 2014.
Regardless, the Cowboys need a viable backup quarterback. Like Bernie Kosar proved in 1993, a quality backup can be the difference in a Wild Card playoff berth or a Super Bowl trip. Like Jon Kitna proved in 2010, the Cowboys need somebody who can at least man the ship if Romo goes down.
As much as Dallas would like to believe Stephen McGee is ready to be that guy, it’s simply too risky to assume that right now. He still hasn’t proven himself and that’s not to say that he can’t or won’t; he just hasn’t yet.