The other day Marc Bulger signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens for $3.8 million. Bulger was one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the league the last few years, getting knocked around 138 times since 2006, second most among starting quarterbacks.
We bring up Bulger this morning because we're wondering should the Cowboys have tried to sign him?
Jon Kitna is the Cowboys' backup quarterback and scheduled to make $2 million this season. Kitna hasn't thrown a pass in a NFL game since Oct. 5, 2008 while playing for the Lions he had to leave the game with a back injury.
It cost him the rest of the season and he was later traded to Dallas for cornerback Anthony Henry.
Kitna, of course is healthy, yet, who knows if he's still got it. At the same time, who knows if all those hits Bulger took while with the St. Louis Rams have taken a toll on him.
Bulger is 33, and Kitna turns 38 in September.
The difference in salary is $1.8 million and you could say in an uncapped season that's nothing for the Cowboys who have one of the highest payrolls in the NFL.
We've all seen the last time a backup quarterback started for the Cowboys that it told us a new one was needed. Brad Johnson went 1-2 in 2008 while Romo recovered from a broken finger.
The NFL is all about planning for the future. Romo isn't going anywhere, but his backups can. Bulger is a little more expensive, but he's worth looking into it.
It's too late now with Bulger signing with the Ravens, but it was just a thought.