Stephen McGee can't help Cowboys

August, 30, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- In three seasons, Stephen McGee has shown no indication he will ever become a starting NFL quarterback.

So it's time for the Dallas Cowboys to move on. The same goes for Rudy Carpenter.
Roster spots are just too valuable to invest in a third quarterback, who has no shot to ever unseat Tony Romo or backup Kyle Orton.

When the Cowboys signed Orton to a three-year contract with a $5 million signing bonus in the offseason, it was an indictment of McGee, a fourth-round pick in 2009.

If Jason Garrett truly believed in him, he would've given McGee an opportunity to earn the backup job. The day the Cowboys acquired Orton, McGee's days were numbered.

Besides, McGee will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The odds he'd be on the roster next season are less than zero.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor joined ESPNDallas.com in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the past 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Texas Rangers and spent 11 seasons covering the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a general columnist in 2006.

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