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Jerry Jones says the Cowboys may need to draft a Quarterback

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The Dallas Cowboys had an impressive season last year as they avoided a fourth straight 8-8 record.

The Cowboys made the play-offs and many feel that they should have made it to the NFC Championship game.

A controversial call on a catch - no catch by Dez Bryant held them back against the Green Bay Packers that day, but they will be hoping for better next year.

The Cowboys lost their number one runningback in DeMarco Murray this off-season to NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles.

Murray was a major component of the Cowboys offense last year and his absence could be very damaging to the team, but do they have a bigger concern?

Dez Bryant received the franchise tag from the Cowboys this year so will provide them with a fresh challenge come the end of next season.

But owner and general manager Jerry Jones has hinted that quarterback Tony Romo may be coming to the end of his Cowboys career.

"We do have to look to the future relative to quarterback...... It's starting a timeframe where a guy could come in and be a good backup." - Jones on looking for Romo's replacement

Jones could be hinting at the Cowboys possible looking to draft a quarterback this year who could play as a back up to Romo.

The Cowboys have seven picks in this year's draft including the 27th overall pick so the likes of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are certainly unlikely to still be available for them.

Who Jones and the Cowboys have in mind is anyone's guess but the fact that Jones is looking into their post-Romo options now sends a big message about the Cowboy's preparedness and Romo's career trajectory.

Not going yet?

Romo is contracted with the Cowboys until 2019 so Dallas fans have no reason to be concerned just yet about their quarterback.

Whilst Romo may not be looking elsewhere for a while, Dez Bryant could certainly have his eyes on other teams.

Should the Cowboys be unable to tie Bryant down before free agency next year, they could be set to lose of the league's best players in two years.

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