With no doubt, Tony Romo is the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys this season and there is a good chance that he will be for a few more. Fans need to realize though that he is 35-years-old now, and the team may start looking toward the future. That’s why it is making many sit up and take notice that not one but two quarterbacks were signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad.
Blogging The Boys reported that running back Gus Johnson was also signed to the practice squad as expected. Johnson was the starting running back for the Cowboys in the first preseason game due to all others being out with injuries.
Johnson was the first confirmed signing, but quarterback Jameill Showers was the second for the Cowboys’ practice squad. During the preseason, Showers went 15-of-32 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Oddly enough, he played really well on special teams as well.
Showers actually led special teams during the preseason with three tackles through three games.
The big shock came later when the second quarterback was signed.
Kellen Moore confirms he has signed with Dallas Cowboys
— Bronco Beat (@IDS_BroncoBeat) September 7, 2015
The Dallas Morning News reported that Tony Romo looked ready for week one of the regular season, and that’s even though he hardly played at all in the preseason. It’s been said by all in Cowboys’ camp that Romo had a great training camp and preseason and is ready to lead the team again.
Some believed that Brandon Weeden was being groomed as the successor for Romo, but it’s hard to think that will last. Weeden has looked good in training camp and the preseason, and will likely find some teams interested in him after the regular season.
Having Kellen Moore and Jameill Showers on the practice squad keeps a couple in the pocket of the Cowboys, and allows them to always know the system.
By the end of the day, the Dallas Cowboys‘ practice squad was really coming together:
QB Jameill Showers
OT John Wetzel
LB Dakorey Johnson
S Tim Scott
QB Kellen Moore
RB Gus Johnson
WR Vince Mayle
No, quarterback Dustin Vaughan did not make the practice squad again this year, and that’s even when rumors had him possibly making the final 53-man roster too.
A few others will join and the Dallas Cowboys‘ practice squad, and it is bound to change often throughout the season. With two quarterbacks though, one has to wonder about how long the Cowboys think Tony Romo has left and maybe one is being groomed as the future of the franchise.
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