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Picking a backup QB is high-risk game

Updated: August 31, 2009, 11:50 AM ET
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Wide receiver Roy Williams had seen how the Dallas Cowboys' dominant offense had deteriorated when reserves Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger replaced injured starter Tony Romo for three games last season. So when Williams met with owner Jerry Jones to discuss offseason goals and regular-season expectations in February, he offered a solution to his boss:

Trade for Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna.

"I just told Jerry that we could win with Jon if anything ever ...

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