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Manny Johnson can be emergency QB

12/21/2010

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have an emergency quarterback plan that doesn’t rely on running the Razorback formation every down.

That might not have been the case since Tony Romo got hurt until last week.

“We have to evaluate it based on the guys who are active every week,” interim coach Jason Garrett said. “Manny Johnson is a contender.”

Johnson, the wide receiver promoted off the practice squad last week, is also the answer to a quarterback-related Cowboys trivia question: Who is the only player on the roster who had a 4,000-yard passing season in high school?

Johnson threw for 4,102 yards and 48 touchdowns while leading Gilmer to a 16-0 record and Class 3A Division I state championship in 2004.