The Dallas Cowboys have added another quarterback to the mix.
On Tuesday, the Cowboys announced that they signed quarterback Aaron Corp. With the addition of Corp, the Cowboys will now have five quarterbacks heading into training camp, including undrafted rookie free agent Dalton Williams, second year man Nick Stephens, backup Kyle Orton and starter Tony Romo.
Corp, a one-time backup to Mark Sanchez, was named USC’s starting quarterback in 2009, but due to a broken fibula before the season started, he lost the job to now Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Matt Barkley. In 2010, Corp transferred to the University of Richmond where he started five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
In 2011, Corp started all 11 games for the Spiders, throwing for 2,682 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. In 2012, Corp went undrafted and signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent and was later released. In February 2013, Corp re-signed with the Bills, but was released in April shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft.
At 6-3, 210 lbs., Corp has the size that scouts look for in a quarterback. He also ran a 4.65 40-yard dash at Richmond’s pro day meaning that he has the ability to take off and run with the football. Corp, however, has below-average arm strength and struggled to get the ball down field in college.
At this point, I cannot see Corp actually contending for a roster spot, and see him as not much more than just a camp arm. The Cowboys elected to keep only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster last year in favor of six active receivers, and with the addition of Terrance Williams, I don’t see that changing in 2013.