"If a player came in here and played behind him three or four years, he would come out with a Harvard degree in how to play quarterback in my mind," Jones said, according to the club's official website. "He would be that influential. And it would open up an area of how to play the game that we all would agree has a certain unique style to it -– Romo."
With the Cowboys' No. 4 overall pick of the draft, one or both of the draft's top quarterbacks -- North Dakota State's Carson Wentz and Cal's Jared Goff -- could be available, but Jones told NFL Media's Gil Brandt that's not the club's plan with its first draft pick. Other top quarterbacks in the draft include Memphis' Paxton Lynch, Michigan State's Connor Cook, Ohio State's Cardale Jones, Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, North Carolina State's Jacoby Brissett and Arkansas' Brandon Allen.
If and when the club invests a 2016 draft pick in a quarterback, it's clear enough that Jones wouldn't mind seeing the apprentice play just like Romo, now in his mid-30s and looking to rebound from another injury-shortened season.