Interesting theory about Romo
Got this off of the dallas cowboys message board. Guy doens't think Orton is better then Romo(that's stupid) but the theory is, if Romo cannot get them into the playoffs then why pay him what starting QB's are going to get paid? Let Orton start or help backup/teach a rookie qb start and start to rebuild. Which is why he thinks they paid 10mil for 3 years for Orton, might be a valid theory.
Its one thing to say how great a quarterback is, how they CAN win it all as oppose to HAVE won it all, how that he is one of the best in the league with all the stats ranked directly behind the Brady's, Brees's, Mannings, Rodgers etc....
But its another thing to say "Drew Brees's new contract means good news for the cowboy's quarterback".
At a time when Jerry Jones is talking "Window Closings"(as in he will close windows rather than age) evaluations and re-evaluations will be handled with extreme prejudice.
Mickey Spagnola: "What else do you like about this team going forward?"
Jerry Jones: "What we saw in our OTA and in our Mini camp is that we've got us a heck of a backup QB in Kyle Orton uh but now were talking about someone who has proven
his stripes but we certainly saw that and been given an example of that with the way he threw the ball and how he moved the team during our OTAs
So I like where we are there.
"We'd like to think that we are going to have Romo and that we are going to have him all the way. One of the most disappointing things about last year is that we DID! have Romo, He had an outstanding season and we DIDN"T! get there.
We have GOT to correct that. "
"But I like where we are there"
I find it interesting JJ said "We'd like to think that we are going to have Romo and that we are going to have him all the way" after saying that I'd thought JJ would say because "we know how messed up it is to lose your starting quarterback" but he said "One of the most disappointing things about last year is that we DID! have Romo, He had an outstanding season and we DIDN"T! get there. We have GOT to correct that. "
All of that was said after he had already explained the upgrades to the team. So he wasn't talking about the Oline, defense and secondary.
Valuable Business Decision:
Right now Kyle Orton is not only insurance for IF the cowboys starting QB goes down but also insurance if the cowboys organization doesn't want to give their starting QB a $100 million mega contract.
Kyle Orton has a $10.5M 3year contract. The cowboys can trade up and get the #1 draft pick next season to get Barkley or the 2nd pick to get Thomas in next years draft and pay no more than $22 mill for 4 years. When you add those numbers up you get 2 quality QBs, financing the future, for $8.5 per year for both for up to 3 years. At the end of the 3 years you can decide to either give Orton the contract the starting QB has now or push it some more by allowing the younger QB to become the starter in his 3rd year and play thru his 4th year making $5.5 mill and finally re-signing him to a new contract after his last year for the same contract as the starter right now or the $100mill long contract.
With the money saved the cowboys could afford to probably replace DWare and save even more money while adding quality and quantity so long as the scouts are on top of their game and the coaches have created a plug n play type system to plug players in. That could probably mean superbowls even before the cowboys have to pay a QB big time $$$
I'm not saying this is what the cowboys should do I'm just saying It probably has crossed some minds. When faced with the prospect of giving one player a $100 million contract. That player had better be head, shoulders, chest and knee above the next available option and if the next available option can perform at the same level with miniscule drop off then that drop off may be worth NOT paying $100 mill.
Besides Jon Kitna @ 39 years of age didn't do so bad and Kyle Orton is head and shoulders better than Jon Kitna.