Jerry Jones wanted to get a backup quarterback and successor for Tony Romo on Thursday night, but couldn't close the deal.
With Romo being 36, the Cowboys need to find a quarterback of the future as well as a backup of the present. Lynch is viewed as a quarterback who has the tools to be a top-end NFL passer, but might need a year or two of grooming.
Dallas must now turn to Friday to possibly plug its glaring hole at backup quarterback. The Cowboys own the third pick in the second round (No. 34 overall) as well as a third-round selection (No. 67 overall).