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Cowboys Depth Chart 2012 - Dallas Could Go Without Third Quarterback

The Dallas Cowboys may go without a third quarterback in 2012 with Tony Romo and Kyle Orton holding the position down.

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - NOVEMBER 14:  Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up prior to playing against the New York Giants on November 14 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up prior to playing against the New York Giants on November 14 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Roster cuts are starting to come faster and faster for NFL teams following Monday's slash down to 75 players from 90. Young guys and depth guys are all competing to see who can stick on an NFL roster and coaches are deciding who should stay or go and which positions have the most quality depth.

For the Dallas Cowboys, that quality depth is apparently lacking at quarterback past Tony Romo and Kyle Orton, the clear starter and backup in the system. According to Blogging The Boys, the two guys duking it out for that third quarterback spot might be duking it out for nothing in the end if more quality appears on other parts of the roster:

This has been an ongoing topic for some time, and it really heated up when the Cowboys signed Orton, effectively making a vote of no-confidence in McGee. His chance at getting another year with the team seemed to ride on Jason Garrett's preference for having three quarterbacks, but even that may be starting to fade a bit.

Former fourth-round pick Stephen McGee and Rudy Carpenter are the two players most likely to get that third spot behind Romo and Orton if the spot is there to be won at all.

For more on the Dallas Cowboys, head over to Blogging The Boys. More news and analysis on the NFL as the regular season approaches can be found over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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