Maybe Tim Tebow to Cowboys as Wildcat Specialist

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Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) walks to the field prior to a during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tim Tebow: A Surprise Element on the Offense

There’s something missing in Dallas. And it will take more than getting a pass happy coordinator in Scott Linehan to get things flowing in Dallas.

Signing Tim Tebow to a risk free, one year, minimum salary as wildcat/read-option specialist would expand the Cowboys playbook.

Allowing Tebow to run five to seven plays on Sunday would give opposing defenses something to think about.

With Denver in 2011, Tebow ran for 660 yards with six scores and averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He played in 14 games and started 11 of those.

Tebow threw for 1,729 yards, but had a completion percentage of 46.5. He tossed 12 touchdowns.

2. As The Read-Option QB in Practice

With the difficult 2014 schedule, the Cowboys face Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington (Twice). That’s four games — a quarter of the season — the Cowboys will have to scheme against read-option quarterbacks.

Enter Tim Tebow.

With Tony Romo handling the first offense business, Tim Tebow would assist Rob Marinelli’s defense by mocking the read-option quarterbacks in practice.

With the defense dead last in 2013, Tebow might accelerate progress in the early stages of the off-season.

3. Help the Running Game

Tebow handing the ball off to DeMarco Murray should boost the running back’s performance, and the offense overall. More times than not, the offense was stale, predictable, and let’s be honest, boring last season.

With Tebow on the field, the options on offense are limitless. There is potential to gain huge chunks of yards. And with a steady running attack, the Cowboys would be more inclined to call more running plays when they shouldn’t be throwing (um… Green Bay game).

Don’t think that Tony Romo couldn’t benefit either. Tony Romo is asked to cover blemishes around the offense with his quarterback play.

But asking Tony Romo to do more with less will hit a wall at some point. With Tim Tebow in the line up, the Cowboys might be able to rely on a good running scheme while enjoying the perks of winning the time of possession stat.

4. The Cowboys Would Have a Third QB

Jon Kitna can turn off his phone and retire. Were the Cowboys really comfortable if he had to go in for Kyle Orton in week 17 against the Eagles?

It wouldn’t be ideal.

Signing Tim Tebow as the third QB is a better option for the depth chart.

5. The Special Teams Man

Tim Tebow is not a quarterback, he’s a swiss army utility. In addition to being the third string quarterback and wildcat specialist, Tebow does play on special teams.

Giving Tebow more responsibility frees up roster space; it will allow the team to dedicate resources to other areas when injuries occur.

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  • sq1

    To be honest i think tebow can make things happen but i doubt it will. This team needs a winner a dog as a qb. Romo is good qb but he is not a dog.

    • NYCowboysFan

      Romo is the furthest thing from the problem on this team. This team needs a defense full of foaming at the mouth dogs. Offense will be just fine for a few more years.

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  • Old Frog

    Didn’t the Jets try this already..?

  • ctcowboy1968

    Just say No to Tebow. He is out of football for a reason. He is not a QB, nor has he been able to become anything else. He doesn’t open up roster space, he wastes a spot. He is not a special teamer and never has been. The wildcat is toast. It was a gimmack. He can’t throw, so Ds will just stack the box. This makes so sense.

    • NYCowboysFan

      ^What he said^

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Yes. Why not waste some cap money on signing a quarterback with no talent. That would fit the MO of Jerry Jones.

  • SmartThinking

    This is one more in a long list of nuttier than a fruitcake ideas.

  • eboneezer jones

    I bet the same people who hate Tebow,also hated Aikman in 1989-90,even 91.. But with some coaching, from Norve, he turned out pretty good.Compare how many snaps Tebow has had. WHO worked with him on mechanics?