Quarterback Geno Smith
Last season I had hoped the Dallas Cowboys would take a look at Geno Smith in hopes they would sign him to become Prescott’s back up at quarterback.
Well, that didn’t happen as Smith wound up signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 and backed up Russell Wilson instead. This year I’m still hoping that they take a look at Smith especially with Cooper Rush being a restricted free agent in 2020.
Rush never seemed like a good fit in the scheme that the Cowboys were using with Prescott. He wasn’t as athletic as Prescott so he wouldn’t be as good at bootlegs, he was also a turn over machine against players that weren’t ever going to make it in a real NFL game.
Smith, on the other hand, would be able to replicate a lot of the things that Prescott does on the field, making it easier for McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to game plan against teams as they would have the entire playbook to work with.
Smith may also know a lot of the verbiage in McCarthy’s offense thanks to his time with the New York Giants and Ben McAdoo in 2017. McAdoo was McCarthy’s tight end coach in 2011 and quarterbacks coach from 2012-2013. So he most likely took a lot of things with him during his time with McCarthy.
I can also say that this might be the last time the Dallas Cowboys can get a cheap quality quarterback to back up Dak Prescott if they believe this team is built to win.