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Monday, March 15, 2010
The Brady Quinn debate

By Calvin Watkins

In 2007, the Cowboys had a chance to draft quarterback Brady Quinn but elected to trade that pick to Cleveland for a second round choice and a 2008 first round pick.

There was nothing wrong with Quinn creating competition with starting quarterback Tony Romo. If anything, the thinking is that if Romo struggled, you had a younger quarterback in waiting.

Well, I was wrong. The Cowboys used their 2007 first round pick on Anthony Spencer, somebody they targeted from the beginning. In 2008, the Cowboys first round pick, thanks to the Browns, was running back Felix Jones.

That same draft, they picked up Mike Jenkins, as the other first round pick.

It seems the Cowboys trade worked out here with Jenkins a Pro Bowl corner, after only two seasons, and Jones is turning into a special player.

Quinn meanwhile is looking to start over seeing he was traded to Denver.