Cowboys searching for quarterback

Sunday afternoon, Cowboys front office officials were at Valley Ranch are discussing what to do with the quarterback position.

Last week the team placed starter Tony Romo on injured reserve, ending his season because of a broken left collarbone. Saturday night, Jon Kitna, Romo's backup, suffered a left oblique muscle injury in Saturday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team most likely will get a quarterback if Kitna is unable to play.

Stephen McGee will start Sunday's regular season finale at Philadelphia in place of Kitna. Finding a backup for McGee is another issue.

The team could sign Brooks Bollinger, who played for the Cowboys during the 2008 season as a backup to Brad Johnson and Romo. But Bollinger played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League and if the Cowboys sign him to the active roster it could cost them a transfer fee of $25,000. The transfer fee was originally $150,000, but it's been lowered.

Matt Nichols is another possibility. He was in Cowboys training camp but was released August 20. Nichols has a contract offer to sign with a CFL team but hasn't done so yet, hoping to get on with an NFL team.