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NFL Draft 2013: Cowboys could be looking for Tony Romo's replacement

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The Dallas Cowboys could be looking for Tony Romo's replacement in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Streeter Lecka

The Dallas Cowboys are locked into the No. 18 spot for the 2013 NFL Draft, and the mock drafts are swirling around. The two latest mock drafts from are going in two very different directions. One key area for the Cowboys is offensive lineman, and that has been an issue for the past few drafts.

CBS' Dane Brugler is leaning toward the Cowboys beefing up their line:

Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: The interior of the Cowboys' offensive line has been an issue for a few seasons now and the band-aids at center and guard are wearing thin. Chance Warmack is one of the better guard prospects in recent memory and has Pro Bowl potential.

That offensive line pick falls in line for the Cowboys to get better in the short term. However Brugler's colleague, Rob Rang has the inkling that the Cowboys are going to start looking to the future by selecting a quarterback to replace Tony Romo.

Rang has Dallas taking Mike Glennon out of North Carolina State, and here is his reasoning:

Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State: Tony Romo is not the Cowboys' biggest problem but after another "playoff" failure, owner Jerry Jones will have to begin looking seriously at other options. The 6-5, 232-pound Glennon offers a high upside and has enjoyed plenty of success already in his young career, throwing for 30-plus touchdowns in each of his two seasons as NC State's starter -- a plateau previous standout Wolfpack quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Philip Rivers never accomplished.

Taking a quarterback is an interesting move, and it signals that the Cowboys are going to be looking to the future instead of trying to make the playoffs. The Cowboys have been on the edge of making the playoffs the past two years, so there is a fine line in whether to improve certain areas or go into a rebuilding mode by looking for a new quarterback for the future.

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