NFL Rumors: Cowboys looking for backup QB with Josh McCown, Sean Mannion among possible options

NFL Rumors: Cowboys looking for backup QB with Josh McCown, Sean Mannion among possible options

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for another quarterback following the injury to starter Tony Romo, who is out for four to six weeks or even longer. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Cowboys have several options including the trade market and the waiver wire.

Dallas received some bad news on Friday when an MRI showed that Romo has a broken bone in his back. There is no timetable for his return but the Cowboys are hoping that he could be back after the team’s bye week in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles, per

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For the meantime, the Cowboys will likely start rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who has been very impressing this offseason. Jameill Showers is going to be the backup but it would be wise for Dallas to find an experienced playmaker.

According to the team’s official website, the Cowboys will look at the free agent market first before making a trade. Teams will cut their roster number to 53 on September 3 and the team will have several options to choose from.

Some of the QBs that could get cut are Josh McCown or Austin Davis of the Cleveland Browns, Geno Smith or Bryce Petty of the NY Jets, Sean Mannion of the LA Rams, Shawn Hill of Minnesota Vikings and Josh Johnson of the Baltimore Ravens, per FanSided.

Alex Tanney of the Tennessee Titans, EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills and Mark Sanchez of the Denver Broncos are also in danger of getting cut. As for the trade options for the Cowboys, they can send a draft pick for quarterbacks such as Colin Kaepernick of the SF 49ers and Zach Mettenberger of the SD Chargers.

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It should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. However, the Cowboys will likely trade or sign for another quarterback given that Dak Prescott will not be consistent in his rookie year.

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  • Steve Trevor

    If they allow Kaepernick’s sorry ass to wear the star, I’ll never watch another Cowboy game!! That assclown is a disgusting piece of shit!!!