The Dallas Cowboys played their first preseason game of the year on Saturday against the returning Los Angeles Rams. According to the latest NFL rumors, the backup quarterback questions in Dallas might be getting an answer.
Rookie QB Dak Prescott, who is viewed as Tony Romo’s eventual successor, had a great first preseason game. He completed 10 out of the 12 passes he made with two touchdowns and zero picks. He also had a passing rating of 154.5.
Jarrett Bell of USA Today Sports noted that Dak Prescott looked like the first overall pick compared to the Rams’ Jared Goff, who played badly in his first preseason game. Bell praised Dallas’ rookie quarterback, as well as the Cowboys strategy of fast-tracking his development.
“On Saturday night, he had a good start, fortified by the poise he’s demonstrated on the practice field. And the Cowboys’ fast-tracked, aggressive approach in developing Prescott showed, too,” Bell reported.
NFL rumors in Dallas noted that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett mentioned last week that they might not trade for a veteran backup QB. Dak Prescott has a chance to earn that spot with Jameill Showers likely being named the third string playmaker.
However, David Moore of Dallas Morning News thinks that the Cowboys will likely trade guard Ronald Leary for a veteran backup quarterback. Josh McCown of the Cleveland Browns has been rumored to be Dallas’ target.
“I believe a veteran quarterback will be added. Prescott will be the No. 3 quarterback, which was the initial plan before Kellen Moore went down with a fractured ankle,” Moore said during his weekly online chat.
Other quarterbacks that have been linked with NFL rumors and the Cowboys include Michael Vick, Mike Glennon, Johnny Manziel, Tim Tebow and Aaron Murray. Dallas has a big decision to make but it will become easier if Dak Prescott continues to impress this preseason.
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