ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the sidelines with head coach Jason Garrett as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. Romo hurt his right hand in the first quarter and sat out the rest of the game. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas will carry only two quarterbacks on their roster to start the 2012 NFL season.
The final cuts of the NFL season came soon after the final preseason games, with the Dallas Cowboys and every other team slicing their rosters down to 53 men. After releasing Stephen McGee, the Cowboys have been left with only two quarterbacks on the starting roster going into Week 1 of the season. Tony Romo and Kyle Orton have had the starting two spots locked down since the start of camps, so Dallas having a third quarterback was in question for a while.
Blogging The Boys does not expect them to keep only two quarterbacks around for long, though there's no real answer as to how they're going to add to the number, either in regards to who they would sign or to who they would cut:
I am a bit surprised that there is no third quarterback anywhere on the roster. I don't look for that situation to last long. What I don't know is which way they will go. If they sign one for the 53, it would seem likely that Cochart would be the likely player to be cut. If the team finds one they like for the practice squad, you might notice that they have doubled up at RB, WR and DL.
Dallas' first game of the season will come against the New York Giants on Wednesday.
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