Cowboys will not use draft pick on QB

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Tony Romo will be ready to go by the time OTAs roll around. In turn the Cowboys are not expected to use a significant draft pick of adding a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft.

“My expectation is that one of the pluses for having had it done as early as this morning is that it would really contribute to him being able to get right there when it comes time for the team to be in OTAs and do the preparation, the beginning of the preparation for next year,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “The OTAs are what we call the equivalent of our spring practice. So we would anticipate him being right on time there and expect it and we’ll see how it goes.”

The last time the Cowboys drafted a quarterback was in 2009 when they spent a fourth-round pick on Stephen McGee. Kyle Orton has one year left on his deal with the Cowboys as their backup.

With Romo out, Dallas will have Orton start their must win Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.