NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys signing QB Austin Davis

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Austin Davis with the St. Louis RamsJohnmaxmena2/Wikimedia

The Dallas Cowboys lost number one quarterback Tony Romo to a back injury. They are now looking to add another QB in Austin Davis, who will serve as a backup to new starting QB Dak Prescott.

Dallas Morning News stated that the Cowboys will meet with Davis this week to discuss a possible deal. Davis was waived by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday and is looking for a new team.

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Davis is a 27-year-old QB who has played for two teams in the NFL, the St. Louis Rams in 2014 and the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He started most of his games for the Rams and Browns and will likely be the No. 2 QB in Dallas if he joins the team in Texas.

Davis has played in just 13 games in his NFL career after he went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He registered 2,548 passing yards on 236 of 378 completions, or 62.4% with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and 80.4 passing rating.

The injury-prone Romo is out again for Dallas after hurting his back in a preseason game. The veteran QB is expected to miss about 8 to 10 games of the 2016 regular season.

Prescott had done and impressive job as a starter for the Cowboys this preseason but Dallas still needs another QB if they want to make the playoffs this year.

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The Cowboys have also been linked to other quarterbacks that are on the trading block namely Mark Sanchez from the Denver Broncos and Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers. Both are just NFL rumors and the Cowboys are likely to just get a cheaper option in Austin Davis.

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