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Ex-Cowboys Vice President: "It's time to look for Tony Romo's successor"

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Former Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys Gil Brandt believes it is time for the Cowboys to look for the successor of Tony Romo at the quarterback position.

Brandt who was the Vice President of player personal between 1960 and 1988 thinks that the Cowboys should put in place a plan for a replacement for Romo and the quarterback they desire could possibly be in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Bradnt recently wrote about his belief by saying: "Romo's days as an effective signal-caller eventually will come to an end, and the Cowboys would be wise to prepare themselves ahead of time by looking for his successor now. That process starts in the draft."

Brandt's logic comes from the standard set by the New England Patriots, despite holding the games arguably greatest quarterback in Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the franchise continue to look to the future and make decisions in regards to Brady's backups and successors.

The ex-Vice President of America's team also spoke of his time with the franchise: "When I was with the Cowboys, we were habitually trying to find somebody to groom behind our starting quarterback, whether we were adding Roger Staubach and Craig Morton behind Don Meredith or adding Danny White behind Staubach."

Many experts believe that this draft class doesn't boast the same immense talent of prior years but there are some intriguing prospects out there that may be worth a gamble by some franchises, as for a team like Dallas who have been exactly .500 for the last three years, a gamble is something they may require.

This is in by no means a call for a change in quarterback or a retirement ceremony for Tony Romo, but the current backups for the Cowboys are Kyle Orton and recently signed Brandon Weeden, certainly not future franchise leaders by any stretch of the imagination.

Brandt may have a point of looking to the future, despite Romo's recent big extension, he will be 34-years-old on the 21st of April and a young quarterback to settle under his tutelage for the time being could be the best for Dallas.

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