It does not seem that Dallas Cowboys be satisfied with your current quarterbacks. It has been speculated that Dallas is looking to add a quarterback through a trade or by free agency to have a better understudy for Dak Prescott. During a interview on the show 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones admitted that the team is “always looking to improve” and emphasized that its current quarterbacks are also competing against players who are available through trade and free agency.
“I think Gilbert and Cooper have to keep working,” Jones said in the preseason game preview against the Texans. “They are competing to be the first substitute. Of course Gilbert has a slight edge, but they keep working toward that goal.
“As I have said many times, we are always trying to improve the squad, the search never ends. Not only are they competing with each other, but they are also competing with other NFL players. And the same happens with the players of other positions.
McCarthy after DuNucci’s three interceptions: “You have to watch the damn ball”
Jones’ comments came before Ben DiNucci’s lousy game against Houston. DiNucci had a good ERA, completing 14 of 19 passes for 120 yards. But his three interceptions were very costly, including the last in a march that could have brought the team victory.
The good news is that Cooper Rush had his best performance of the preseason, completing 10 of 12 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Without mentioning DuNucci by name, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy did not sound very happy with his performance.
“Turnovers and penalties are obviously very negative aspects,” McCarthy told reporters after the loss of the Cowboys. “I’m fed up with the losses of balls… I congratulate our players for their effort and for staying close on the scoreboard. Because to have had four turnovers, or three losses and to enter the last gear of the game with a chance of winning is commendable.
“We have already talked about it and I’m sure you will too, but you can’t win that way. This is not how my previous teams performed and I don’t want it to be that way now. You have to take care of the damn ball. We obviously didn’t do that tonight.
McCarthy: “You always compare your players to the rest of the League.
As Jones said, Gilbert is the favorite to become Prescott’s backup, but Rush wants to get into the fight. Unless DiNucci has a resounding change in performance, the quarterback will have a lot of trouble finishing on the final roster. McCarthy confirmed that they are also looking at other potential quarterbacks.
“That’s what Will McClay [Vicepresidente de personal deportivo] and his team continually does, ”McCarthy responded when asked about adding another quarterback. “That’s why we work so hard. I think all teams evaluate their players against those of the other teams.
There are potential options to generate a transfer, including Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew. If the Cowboys prefer not to give up draft picks, there are also some experienced free agents as starters, like josh rosen and Blake Bortles.
The Cowboys’ first substitute quarterback job is particularly important because of Prescott’s shoulder injury, as well as having undergone two ankle surgeries. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning Star reported Prescott completed 51 of 52 passes in pregame practice between the Cowboys and Texans.
“Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott completed 51 of 52 passes during a previous drill at AT&T Stadium,” Gehlken tweeted. “He had a good night before the team started.”
This is the original version of Heavy.com por Jonathan Adams