According to Ed Werder, the Dallas Cowboys and this free agent quarterback have mutual interest. But the Cowboys have their own quarterback issues to iron out first.
The 36-year old is the hottest topic in the NFL right now, with a potential trade or release announcement expected soon. But Romo isn’t the only quarterback in town. With Dak Prescott cemented as the starter, we turn our attention to the depth chart behind him.
So, it’s no surprise that the Cowboys would possibly be looking for a veteran quarterback in free agency to help mentor a young Prescott as well as be a ready alternative.
Prior to the start of last season, the Cowboys were rumored to be interested in then-Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown. But the Browns alleged asking price of a future fourth round selection was simply too rich for Dallas.
The Cowboys opted to sign Sanchez instead. McCown would go on to play in just five games last season for the 1-15 Browns, as he was limited by a shoulder injury. McCown finished the year throwing for 1,100 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions.
Earlier this month, the Browns released the 37-year old McCown. And now ESPN reporter Ed Werder confirms both the Cowboys and the 14-year veteran have mutual interest.
This report from Werder was confirmed by the Dallas Morning News.
The pairing of McCown and the Cowboys is a no-brainer. Dallas is in need of a proven veteran if indeed Romo is moved this offseason and with their other two quarterbacks currently being free agents.
McCown is a native of Palestine, Texas, having played his college ball at both SMU and Sam Houston State. Coming home to likely finish out his career in the NFL would be a storybook ending for McCown.
Now, let’s see if the two sides can get a deal done…