The Dallas Cowboys are trying to find a suitable backup quarterback for Tony Romo after Kellan Moore suffered a broken ankle last week. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Cowboys are not in a rush to find a backup QB but one sports writer thinks the answer is Tim Tebow.
In a recent talk at D-FW Sports, Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News was asked who he would like the Cowboys to sign as the team’s backup QB. The veteran journalist answered that he only considers Tim Tebow as a perfect fit in Dallas.
“The only arm on the street I’d consider would be Tim Tebow. He’s won games in the NFL. He won a playoff game in the NFL. I always thought there was a place in the NFL for a quarterback of Tebow’s skills,” Gosselin said.
The 28-year-old QB has not played in the NFL since 2012 when he appeared in nine games for the New York Jets. He was a practice squad member for the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Gosselin noted that he is surprised that no NFL offensive coordinator has figured how to utilize Tebow’s skills. There have always been NFL rumors about a comeback for the former Heisman Trophy winner but nothing has come to fruition at the moment.
On the other hand, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems to be confident with rookie QB Dak Prescott and sophomore Jameill Showers’ chances of being the backup QB for Tony Romo. In an interview with the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Jones was very impressed with both quarterback’s performance at the team’s scrimmages.
“Both of those guys played well. It was what you wanted to see. They looked comfortable and they reacted well when you got a little pressure. It was a good outing. It was good for everyone to see. To me that was one of the pluses,” Jones said.
Nevertheless, the NFL rumors in Dallas imply that the Cowboys will wait a few more weeks before deciding on the backup QB situation. It should be noted that they have been linked with quarterbacks such as Josh McCown, Mike Glennon, Michael Vick and Aaron Murray.
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