Should the Dallas Cowboys pursue Kirk Cousins?


One prominent name around the NFL believes the Cowboys could pursue quarterback Kirk Cousins in free agency. Could there be any legs to the rumor?

The Dallas Cowboys have a plethora of needs on both the offensive and defensive side of the football, and should figure to be players when free agency hits next month.

Wide receiver, safety, linebacker and defensive end highlights some of Dallas’s biggest offseason needs.

But could we add quarterback to the list?

At least one longtime Cowboys’ insider thinks so.

"“We’ve seen it so many times with his intrigue with quarterbacks,” wrote Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “We saw it back with Johnny Manziel. [Jerry Jones] just gets in his head some of these quarterbacks that he falls in love with. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a little love there for Kirk Cousins and is thinking about those down-the-field throws.”"

Well, that’s a bit of a shocker. And quite possibly, a huge stretch.

If the Cowboys were to sign Kirk Cousins, they would have to fork over the largest contract in NFL history. It would also mean they are effectively ending the Dak Prescott era after just two seasons, with one being one of the greatest seasons by a rookie quarterback ever.

However, Cousins could prove to be a fit with the Cowboys, if such a bizarre situation ever unfolded. Cousins is more of a gunslinger type a la Tony Romo, and could be the big-play factor the Cowboys lacked from the quarterback position all last season.

It could also lead to a Dez Bryant revival, as Cousins would be far less reluctant to throw Bryant open on back shoulder throws and fade routes.

But it’s far too early to pull the plug on Dak Prescott after a sophomore slump. Sure, he had a down year. Hell, he even graded out as one of the worst quarterbacks in the entire league after Ezekiel Elliott got suspended. But to give up after just two seasons, and fork out a mega deal for a guy who the Redskins tossed to the curb for Alex Smith, would be downright ludicrous.

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But hey, Jerry Jones has done ludicrous things in the past. But this level of ridiculous would be unmatched. If I were a betting man (which I am), I’d say there’s about a .0000001 percent chance the Cowboys go after Cousins.

And no, I’m not saying there’s a chance.