Not three days after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is confident with the backup quarterback position going to Brad Johnson, the team is looking for a new guy to play behind star Tony Romo.
The only other guy on the roster is Richard Bartel, a seemingly unknown who has no starting experience (heck, neither did Romo). There is one guy we mentioned here ages ago, and now Mac Engel of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram is saying his name is popping up at Valley Ranch: Chris Simms. He is only 26 and the only con of him being a Cowboy is that he is under contract in Tampa Bay. Engel reports that Simms would love to come to Dallas.
Simms had a good year with the Bucs and showed flashes of talent. Since then, he has dropped off the face of the earth and lost his starting job to the likes of Jeff Garcia, Brian Griese and a slew of other second-string wannabes. Now, the Bucs are stuck with a roster of six, yes six, quarterbacks. Ironically, Johnson is a former Bucs quarterback.
In three seasons, Simms played in 19 games, with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Those are not stellar backup numbers, but they are backup numbers nonetheless. There is a good chance the Bucs will release him before the season starts, opening a door for the Cowboys to snag him if they want him. As I mentioned in my earlier post on Simms, he has not been the same player since he had his spleen removed after a game against divisional foe Carolina Panthers.
Maybe want Simms needs is a new start with a new team. If he can play anything like he did in his freshman year, the Cowboys might just be able to make another steal from another team.
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