NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys trade for QB on hold as young players starting to show promise

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The Dallas Cowboys are involved in NFL rumors connecting them to backup quarterbacks for the new season. But recent reports state that the team is willing to stand pat and go with young QBs despite the recent injuries to their star player under center Tony Romo.

According to Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, the team is willing to go with young quarterbacks Dak Prescott Jameill Showers.

“I’m more encouraged after this about holding our pat hand on a veteran than before this. As we go along and if we continue to see this kind of improvement and this kind of instinctive play, I can really get comfortable back there,” Jones stated to The Star-Telegram.

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“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.”

Prescott is a 23-year-old QB out of Mississippi State and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Showers, who is from UTEP, was undrafted last year and has been a member of the Cowboys since 2015.

“But it was the play of Prescott and Showers that was of particular focus to the Cowboys. Prescott got the bulk of his work in team and 7-on-7, completing 9 of 12 passes,” Clarence Hill Jr. recapped the Cowboys recent training camp. “He threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to second-year tight Geoff Swaim in a team and a touchdown to rookie free agent Andy Jones in 7-on-7.”

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The Cowboys have been linked to veterans Michael Vick and Nick Foles, who could serve as Romo’s back-up after their No. 2 QB Kellen Moore fell to an ankle injury earlier this month. Moore is expected to be out three to four months.

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