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Cowboys Need To Decide Whether To Promote Stephen McGee To Backup QB Or Find Veteran

Now that Jon Kitna has opted for retirement, the Cowboys have an important decision to make regarding the quarterback position. Not at starting quarterback, that job still belongs to Tony Romo, but since Kitna was the team's backup, Jason Garrett and the Cowboys staff needs to decide whether or not to promote Stephen McGee to backup status or to bring in a free agent with more experience.

"It’s a very important position," Garrett said. "As we all know you want to make sure you allocate the resources necessary to that spot. Jon Kitna was great for us the last three years.

"Stephen McGee has gotten some real good experience the last couple of years, playing in games and we’ll continue to evaluate his progress. We like what he’s done but it’s an important decision."

Romo started all 16 games for the Cowboys this season but was knocked out of the game in Week 16 against the Eagles after throwing just two passes. McGee came in to replace Romo and completed 24 of 38 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown for a passer rating of 83.4. The Cowboys lost that game 20-7.

Free agency won't start until mid-March so Garrett and the Cowboys have some time to think about it. For more updates on the Cowboys, head over to Blogging The Boys.

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