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Cowboys can't afford to ignore QBs

The Alex Smith trade should serve as an example of why philosophy must change

Updated: March 1, 2013, 9:17 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Alex Smith is the epitome of a game manager at quarterback, a player known far more for his failings than successes in his first seven NFL seasons.

Still, Smith netted San Francisco a second-round pick this season and a conditional third-round pick next season when the 49ers traded him to Kansas City.

It's just one more example of why the Cowboys need to change their dumb philosophy when it comes to acquiring quarterbacks.

We're talking about a team that's ...

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