ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Minnesota Viking’s quarterback Donovan McNabb asked to be released by the club in order to find another team. Today, it appears the Vikings will be granting his wish. The 35 year old veteran will soon be looking for his fourth team in three years after spending his first eleven seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Could that team possibly be the Dallas Cowboys? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
McNabb, now in his thirteenth year, was traded to the Vikings for two late round picks from the Washington Redskins. But when he started the year 1-4, the Vikings turned to rookie Christian Ponder to save their season. Unfortunatly, Ponder has posted an identical 1-4 record since taking over.
Instead of sitting on the sidelines, McNabb sees an opportunity to start on number of teams who are still deep in the playoff hunt. Some viable options include the Houston Texans (8-3) and the Chicago Bears (7-4), whose teams have both lost their starting quarterbacks. Other possible landing spots include the Miami Dolphins, the Seattle Seahawks, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Denver Broncos, and the Arizona Cardinals. Obviously, Some teams are a bigger stretch than others. McNabb would probably gravitate more to the teams he would be guaranteed to start with and have the possibility to go to the playoffs with.
But is there a chance he would be willing to sit behind Tony Romo in big “D”? Dallas certainly has a need at the position with back-up quarterback Jon Kitna out due to a lingering back injury. And the Cowboys did attempt to pick up Kyle Orton last week but lost out on the bid to the Kansas City Chiefs. If Dallas’ front office made an attempt to get Orton, it makes sense they would make the same move to get another veteran quarterback with experience like McNabb. The big question is would McNabb move from sitting on the pine in Minnesota to sitting on the pine in Dallas? Probably not, but stranger things have happened. And never under-estimate the power of Jerry Jones’ silver tongue!