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Cowboys won’t claim McNabb

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It’s starting to look like it’s the Bears or bust for Donovan McNabb.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday the team isn’t interested in claiming McNabb as a potential backup. The team put in a claim for Kyle Orton last week, but the Chiefs got him.

Now that we know McNabb asked for his release after becoming the Vikings’ No. 3 quarterback, it seems less likely that McNabb had an inkling another team like the Bears wanted him. It seems more likely that he’ll go unclaimed through waivers.

In other Friday rejection news, Sage Rosenfels is also on waivers and probably won’t be claimed.  John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Friday that the Texans aren’t interested in bringing Rosenfels back to town.

Jake Delhomme will backup T.J. Yates on Sunday against the Falcons, with Kellen Clemens the No. 3 quarterback and McNabb likely watching from home.

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32 Responses to “Cowboys won’t claim McNabb”
  1. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Dec 2, 2011 2:18 PM

    I hope the bears do claim him and play him it will guarantee the cowboys a playoff spot

  2. trbowman says: Dec 2, 2011 2:18 PM

    The Texans aren’t interested in Rosenfels? Are they insane? What’s in the water in Houston?

    Even if they’d rather roll with Yates for now, at least Rosenfels is a superior option to Delhomme and Clemens

  3. ronniemexico says: Dec 2, 2011 2:19 PM

    Please not the Bears.

  4. damnyoulinelliot says: Dec 2, 2011 2:19 PM

    They should sign him and then cut him three minutes later.

  5. dexterismyhero says: Dec 2, 2011 2:20 PM

    he’ll be a backup if the Bears claim him. Maybe get time if Hanie throws 3 more picks next game.

  6. rusty81 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:21 PM

    MN should sign Sage once he clears waivers if they want to keep 3 QBs on roster. Then they could transition Webb to receiver where he should be, yet keep him as an emergency QB option. Childress traded the wrong QB (should have been T-Joke)

  7. darthvincent says: Dec 2, 2011 2:27 PM

    It’s starting to look like it’s the Bears or bust for Donovan McNabb.

    Bust….

  8. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 2, 2011 2:32 PM

    Garret may have said he wasn’t interested in McNabb, but they probably should have asked the real boss in Dallas.

  9. thekingdave says: Dec 2, 2011 2:33 PM

    Wow, trbowman finished a complete thought without having to post again 5 seconds afterwards.

    What do you not get? Delhomme and Clemens are backups/mentors/running the scout team etc. They’re rolling with Yates. Sage has been here before and is infamous for the Rosencopter. Say what you want about Kubiak’s abilities as a head coach/motivator, but he has forgotten more about developing QBs than any of you morons have ever known.

  10. jakek2 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:34 PM

    As a Giants’ fan, I can’t explain why I have a soft spot in my heart for McNabb. It could be that the Eagles left him without an O-Line and WRs for much of the time he was there and he still played hard without complaining…who knows.

    The Bears are in a good position to make the playoffs and Caleb Hanie is NOT the answer. Same goes with Houston and their triumverate of 3rd stringers. One of those teams should roll the dice or they will have a lot of angry fans on their hands when they lose out and not make the playoffs.

  11. clivus63 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:35 PM

    The Cowboys aren’t interested in McNabb because they will be going after Peyton Manning.
    Just think about that for a minute.

  12. laeaglefan says: Dec 2, 2011 2:36 PM

    McNabb’s next job with be with NFL Network.

  13. nunpuncher says: Dec 2, 2011 2:36 PM

    The Chunky Soup has gone cold.

  14. frankfordyellowjackets says: Dec 2, 2011 2:37 PM

    Donny always wanted to play for the Bears. If he gets it let’s see if he finally plays up to his own belief in his ability.

  15. thetooloftools says: Dec 2, 2011 2:39 PM

    Hello Donovan. The music has stopped and you didn’t find a chair. It’s time to walk away.

  16. deeppurple23 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:46 PM

    The Vikings will claim Sage, that way they’ll have back most of the players that they traded at the beginning of the 2010 season. 😊

  17. chipwade says: Dec 2, 2011 2:49 PM

    You would think that Dallas would pick him up just to get the ins and outs of the Eagles offense :I

    Look at what Kolb did.

  18. Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angeles says: Dec 2, 2011 2:49 PM

    Da Bears?

  19. packattack1967 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:49 PM

    Da Bears my freind

  20. jhumbe says: Dec 2, 2011 2:50 PM

    Shows how worried the Cowboys are with regards to facing the Bears in the playoffs that they put in a claim on Orton.

    The NFC East is terrible this year.

  21. trollhammer20 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:53 PM

    Thank God for that. I can’t imagine how many man-years would have been wasted by Philly fans digging up past quotes from Cowboy fans about how awful McNabb is, and re-posting them on message boards all over the internet.

  22. test2402 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:55 PM

    Poor Big Don. He only made over $100,000,000.00.
    Read that number again, 100,000,000.00
    Poor fella.

  23. thridandlong says: Dec 2, 2011 2:55 PM

    I’ve seen better arms on a chair !

  24. freebird2011 says: Dec 2, 2011 2:56 PM

    I hope the Bears pick him up and play him.

    They will learn what the Eagles, Redskins, and Vikings have all learned–

    McNabb is great for throwing the untimely pick or missing his WR by 2-3 yards.

  25. netherscourge says: Dec 2, 2011 2:57 PM

    He has to be a 3rd stringer on a new team – he won’t have any clue how to run another team’s offense from scratch.

    He’s going to need a whole off-season and lots of personal study time to learn how to run another team’s offense.

  26. jackfnburton says: Dec 2, 2011 3:10 PM

    Well, now Donovan can sleep in his own bed, instead of on the bench. That should be good for him.

  27. 00reo says: Dec 2, 2011 3:13 PM

    Of course they won’t… every team in the league is hoping their division rivals claim him.

  28. tjacks7 says: Dec 2, 2011 3:20 PM

    I thought there would be a bigger market for QBs who routinely throw the ball into the dirt.

  29. buddybowl69 says: Dec 2, 2011 3:23 PM

    Just wait. When the league makes Bounce-Passes legal, every team will be trying to hire McChoke.

  30. jakek2 says: Dec 2, 2011 3:31 PM

    If the Giants don’t make the playoffs (a distinct possibility), I will be rooting for whichever team claims McNabb (hopefully Chicago). Nothing would make me happier than watching McNabb pull off a string of upsets with a good team and win a ring to flash in all of the ingrate Philly fans’ faces. Non-Eagles’ fans…think for a second how great that would be! The Dream Team has 10 losses and McNabb has a ring. Fantastic!

  31. dallassux says: Dec 2, 2011 3:35 PM

    Why not go after him? He has more playoff wins than Tony Romo.

  32. brintfatre says: Dec 2, 2011 3:36 PM

    I’m sure it was a tough decision when they evaluate McNabb against their current starter…

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