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Tony Romo has talked to Jerry Jones, is cool with drafting a QB

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ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-23 at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Tony Romo still thinks he can come back at a high level, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that too.

But after watching another season go off the rails when he was injured, both sides know what’s coming next.

Via Todd Archer of, Romo said he’s already had a conversation with Jones about the future at the position, and is fine with using the No. 4 overall pick on a quarterback if he’s the best fit for the Cowboys.

“We’re going to evaluate everybody and the organization is going to look at who to take and they’re going to take the best player,” Romo said. “If the best player there is a quarterback, then that’s what our team needs. Our team needs good players. That’s what we need. And if it’s the best player at a different position, . . . I’m just obviously a player on the football team and I don’t have to make those decisions, and I’m glad.

“My job is go out and get better and make sure this team wins next year. And I’m going to do everything in my power to ensure that.”

Thanks to going 4-12, the Cowboys are in position to draft the kind of impact passer they haven’t since Troy Aikman. In fact, they’ve barely used any picks at all on quarterbacks, with the last being a 2009 fourth-rounder on Stephen McGee. The only other quarterbacks they’ve drafted at all under Jones are Aikman (No. 1 overall, 1989), Steve Walsh (supplemental draft, 1989), Bill Musgrave (fourth round, 1991) and Quincy Carter (second round, 2001).

But with Romo turning 36 this offseason and coming off a pair of broken collarbones, it’s clearly time. That’s why Jones and Romo sat down the night before the Dec. 27 Bills game and talked about it.

So now you can all start filling in your mock drafts, for what appears inevitable.