Two days on from Tony Romo's fractured clavicle, the Dallas Cowboys are stepping up their search for cover at the quarterback position.
Stepping up the search
According to Drew Davison of the Dallas Star-Telegram, the famous franchise plans to work out no less than four quarterbacks on Tuesday.
With Romo expected to be out for a minimum of eight weeks, and the much-maligned Brandon Weeden as the only other QB on their depth chart, the move makes a lot of sense. But, are any of the four men in town today good enough to become a Cowboy?
Per Davison's report, Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn and McLeod Bethel-Thompson are the four quarterbacks who have the chance to win a backup job.
All four players failed to make a final roster this season and are journeymen of the NFL, but only McLeod Bethel-Thompson has never started a game in the league.
Christian Ponder is the most experienced of the four. The former first-round pick has over 6,500 yards to his name and 36 starts as an NFL quarterback after spending four years with the Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson, meanwhile, were both released by the New York Jets earlier this year.
Flynn showed glimpses of his talents whilst serving as the backup in Green Bay but has struggled with a hamstring issue in recent times. Johnson, on the other hand, has bounced around the league over the past eight years but does offer impressive athletic talents.
As for McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the 27-year-old was most recently a member of the Miami Dolphins practice squad and must be seen as the outsider in the race to backup Brandon Weeden for the Cowboys.
Cowboys fans: Which of the four should Dallas sign, or is there another QB they should go after? Have your say in the comments below...
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