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Cowboys Considering Backup QB Options

Now that John Kitna has decided to call it a career and return to his high school roots, the Dallas Cowboys are left to decide whether or not Stephen McGee can be their backup quarterback heading into the 2012 season.

Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas writes that the Cowboys could be looking to sign another veteran quarterback to back up Tony Romo next season.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones is on record saying the team would be comfortable with Stephen McGee as the backup, but Jason Garrett‘s track record indicates he’d be much more comfortable with an experienced veteran in that role. Jason CampbellDavid GarrardShaun Hill and Sage Rosenfels could be affordable options,” writes McMahon. “The Cowboys might also be in the market for a quarterback in the mid-rounds of the draft if there’s a guy on the board they believe could develop into Romo’s replacement a few years down the road.”

Obviously, the listed options aren’t going to create much of a quarterback controversy at the sign of struggles from Romo but taking a quarterback during the middle-rounds of the draft could. Not that that’s the goal here.