Thursday, August 30, 2012
Stephen McGee can't help Cowboys
By Jean-Jacques Taylor
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.
Read the full story here.