3 quarterback options to compete against Cowboys backups

Quarterback Ben DiNucci #7 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have an issue that needs to be rectified yet the solutions available seem to be not what the team expected.

Quarterbacks are the single most important position in the NFL yet it is incredible to see NFL teams time after time neglect the position and convince themselves what they have is good enough.

If there are questions about your play, teams either work with what they have or they move along and bargain bin shop until they feel comfortable picking from a group of individuals that are looking for work.

I believe that the Dallas Cowboys made a big mistake by not bringing in a young and capable camp arm to help with their rookie mini-camp. I probably should have stopped at capable as the first rookie minicamp could have been more productive.

With the NFL and NFLPA positioning themselves for an offseason workout fight, the limited time available is too valuable for the team to guess at the quarterback position.

I heard this from quite a few people but it appears as if the Dallas Cowboys were not impressed with the quarterback play during their opening rookie minicamp.

Instead of receivers getting help from the quarterbacks throwing to them on a tryout basis, the receivers were at a disadvantage against the defense or position drills for that matter. The defenders probably looked better because the QB play was sub-par.

Sure, that probably does a lot for confidence on the defensive side but getting that initial eye-opening rookie moment probably won’t come until the entire team participates together.

I am assuming that the team won’t sign any of the throwers at this past weekend’s rookie camp but there could be some experienced signal-callers that could put the current group of incumbents on the street.

Double G or Garrett Gilbert really impressed me with his ability to come in and compete against the previously undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. Red or Cooper Rush initially looked like he was going to hold the clipboard behind Dak Prescott for ten years but took a detour in New York before finding his way back to Big D.

The Nooch or Ben DiNucci still has growing to do but is the wildcard of the whole group. The Nooch could either take the backup role or be out of football entirely.

That inexperienced group probably needs a veteran other than Dak in the room so I have a list of a few signal callers that could or should get a call from the Dallas Cowboys.