After watching Kellen Moore break his ankle at practice Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a backup quarterback, especially with Moore projected to miss three to four months. Nick Foles would have been a solid option for Dallas, but the former Eagle opted to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City.
So, with Foles out of the mix, where might the Cowboys turn?
“I think (Josh) McCown is certainly on the list,” 105.3 The Fan Cowboys insider Mike Fisher said on CBS Sports Radio’s After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I think Shaun Hill, who’s in Minnesota right now after 15 years in the NFL, (is a possibility). That’s in play here. We should probably throw Mike Glennon’s name in there from Tampa Bay. I don’t know that the Cowboys are all over that one because the price might be too high, but there’s no wrong name right now in terms of people who are in the NFL, who can come here and be bus drivers and who don’t represent a circus. And I bring that up because there continues to be insane and irresponsible speculation about other names. Guys like Johnny Manziel get drummed up by people who I think are just kind of click-whoring. I don’t think they actually mean it, and certainly the Cowboys don’t actually mean anything like that, either.”
Luckily for Dallas, Tony Romo is healthy. He’s getting up there in age, but he’s healthy.
“At age 36, they’re going to monitor his back,” Fisher said. “There’s not a collarbone issue, but like everybody over (a certain age) – I’m over 36, and I monitor my back, too. What they’re going to try to do with him is two days on and a day off and watch his pitch count and that sort of thing. So he did that in pads on Monday and Tuesday and then Wednesday was a scheduled day off. One of the reasons you’d like to hurry up and get a solution here is so you can continue that sort of pattern and get Romo his days off. Right now you only have three arms in camp and you need another one.”
Dallas also needs a pass rusher, especially given the drama surrounding Rolando McClain, Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence.
“The Lawrence thing is going to be fine,” Fisher said. “He’s a good soldier. They’re not worried about him, and knowing him, I’m not either. Randy Gregory has prioritized marijuana over football, and you can have serious doubts about whether he plays at all this season. Even with those guys, you don’t have proven pass rushers here. I think the Cowboys will end up making a trade for a pass rusher. Whether it’s in the next three days or the next three weeks, I think there will be a headline-grabbing trade for an NFL pass rusher. And even then, this team’s fate for this year is they better score 30 points a lot – or they’re not going to win a lot of games.”