With the Dallas Cowboys potentially down to one quarterback this offseason, adding this recent free agent could be a perfect fit in Dallas.
Dak Prescott is the future at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. That much is clear. But the depth chart behind Prescott is a lot more murky.
Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez and Kellen Moore were all on the roster behind the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016. With Romo a candidate for trade or release, and both Sanchez and Moore currently free agents, the Cowboys have some major voids to fill at the quarterback position beyond Prescott.
But adding a quality back-up or two to the position isn’t the end all, be all of what the Cowboys need right now. With a second-year quarterback under center, Prescott also requires a mentor. A veteran who can advise the 23-year old on and off the field. It’s one of the reasons some believe either Sanchez or Moore will be re-signed this offseason.
The Cowboys could also look to free agency to help fill those void behind their talented, young starter. And a familiar name was recently released by the Cleveland Browns that Dallas has been connected to in the past. That being 37-year old Texas native Josh McCown.
Rumored to have been interested in McCown prior to the start of last season, the Cowboys ultimately decided to sign Sanchez instead, rather than trade for the former Brown. Allegedly, Cleveland wanted a future fourth round pick or higher in exchange for McCown at the time. And that asking price was apparently too high for the Cowboys.
Now that McCown is on the open market, America’s Team seems like a great landing spot for him. The 14-year veteran would be on a team that should be in Super Bowl contention. While Dallas would get themselves an affordable, yet proven commodity under center who could act as a coach/mentor to a still developing Prescott.
McCown started in three games for the 1-15 Browns last season. He threw for 1,100 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Most Dallas fans will likely remember McCown as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears back in 2013, when he threw for 348 yards and had five total touchdowns in a 45-28 victory over the Cowboys in Week 14.