Jerry Jones has made it quite clear the Cowboys want Tony Romo to be their quarterback into the future despite just his playoff victory and 1-6 record in win-or-go-home games (Week 17 and playoffs).
However, the Cowboys still need to find someone to take over for Romo down the line. They need to draft a quarterback in the next two years, not because the franchise believes Romo will struggle, but to develop a young successor.
Cowboys fans can be angry at Romo and his inability to make plays in major moments, but the fact is the franchise needs Romo because they don't have a young quarterback ready to take over.
A quarterback such as N.C. State's Mike Glennon (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) could be worth a pick on the second day of this year's NFL draft. Glennon is the top-rated senior quarterback by ESPN's Mel Kiper. Glennon didn't help his cause with three interceptions in a loss to Vanderbilt in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, but he did complete 58.5 percent of his passes this season.
Should the Cowboys spend a draft pick on Glennon? Maybe, especially if you think in two years he can take over for Orton and maybe challenge Romo.