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Reports: Cowboys to work out John Skelton and David Carr

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The Cowboys haven’t ruled quarterback Tony Romo out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, possibly because they have no obligation to say anything about Romo’s status until the first injury report of the week is issued on Wednesday.

Regardless, he’s injured badly enough to compel the Cowboys to kick tires on other quarterbacks.

Per multiple reports, the Cowboys will work out John Skelton and David Carr.  They currently have no quarterbacks on the roster other than Romo and Kyle Orton.

Carr, the first overall pick in the 2002 draft, spent five seasons in Houston as the starter.  He has served as a backup with the Panthers, Giants, and 49ers.  Skelton spent three years with the Cardinals before bouncing around the league this year.

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65 Responses to “Reports: Cowboys to work out John Skelton and David Carr”
  1. Eli on Injured Reserve says: Dec 23, 2013 8:06 PM


    This just keeps getting better and better.

    Jerry’s joking with these two guys, right?


  2. bennyb82 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:10 PM

    This would be a good reality show. Get the cameras rolling and hold tryouts to replace Romo…call it…”So you think you Can Be a Cowboy?”

  3. chuckishustle says: Dec 23, 2013 8:11 PM

    These two guys!!!! SMH, they make you wonder exactly where Tim Tebow is…

  4. thesmartest1 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    Wow that screams desperation.

  5. The Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 23, 2013 8:14 PM


  6. thesaint257 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:17 PM


  7. thefiesty1 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    Jerry Jones could play as an emergency QB. He does everything else.

  8. ahs2 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    The guy’s like a B movie trailer, “You thought he was gone, you thought he could never return…you were wrong as David Carr stars as David Carr in “Struggling to Connect”. This film has been rated HS! and may cause vomiting and broken televisions.

  9. boobschannel says: Dec 23, 2013 8:20 PM

    for all you qb draft snobs, david carr is not an indicator of the career trajectory of derek carr.

  10. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 23, 2013 8:21 PM

    I’m sure they both have more heart than orton. He’s just a paycheck collector.

  11. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    This situations is the true test for any GM and HC.

  12. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 23, 2013 8:22 PM


  13. mrbigass says: Dec 23, 2013 8:23 PM

    Seriously, how much coin has Carr banked since he was drafted?

    I betting there would a collective crappin’ of the pants if we knew the total to date for his…….uh, career…..

  14. otistaylor89 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:24 PM

    What is a coaches worst nightmare?
    Hearing from the GM, “We are signing John Skelton to a contract today”.

  15. maxkingpin says: Dec 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    Hahahahaha! Good one. Too funny.
    Wait? What?
    You’re serious.

  16. tvjules says: Dec 23, 2013 8:27 PM

    How about trying out Lovie Smith as head coach, while they’re at it?

  17. seabreezes51 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    The December collapse continues…

  18. meatcarroll says: Dec 23, 2013 8:31 PM

    Sign David Carr and draft his brother Derek Carr to be his apprentice. With a bit of luck and a brand new owner, the Cowboys might one day make the playoffs!

  19. 69finfan says: Dec 23, 2013 8:35 PM

    I’m sure this news has Cowboy fans all over the world rejoicing and dancing and wanting to party like it’s 1999.

  20. kurb21 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:45 PM

    I would love for them to bring Tebow in just to see Orton’s head explode.

    Also, Tebow for one game of back yard football with no scripted plays? He would probably win..

  21. vicnocal says: Dec 23, 2013 8:46 PM

    Joey Harrington must’ve been busy selling vacuum cleaners or something.

  22. dooz443 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if they signed Tebow?

  23. wolfies30 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:50 PM

    Why all the knocks on David Carr? I understand as a former #1 he didn’t live up to his billing, but from what I’ve read, he has been a consummate professional and teammate. He throws everything in to helping the starter prepare, and has performed well when called upon. What else would you want from your backup? Many teams have much worse backup QB’s on their roster.

  24. Ferdinand says: Dec 23, 2013 8:53 PM

    Is Brady Quinn not available? What about Kevin Kolb? Or have they decided to pause a bit on the tour of teams?

  25. NotoriousKDV says: Dec 23, 2013 8:57 PM

    Why not call up Jon Kitna and see if he’ll come out of retirement for a game? He at least knows the system. Skelton can’t run any system and I still don’t know if Carr’s recovered from his deer in the headlights experience in Houston. Not saying Kitna’s a great option but he’s a better option than Skelton or Carr.

  26. jimmysee says: Dec 23, 2013 8:57 PM

    Matt Flynn for a couple of first round picks.

    Matt’s already got the Cowboy’s number.


  27. fballguy51 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Wait… let me get this straight. Dallas is working out Quarterbacks to serve as a backup in the final game as opposed to going in with a single QB!? That is soooo desperate! I can’t believe a team would be so “desperate” as to prepare for an injury to their backup QB by going and signing another available veteran since their starting QB is out. Why don’t they sign John Elway or Dan Marino? Oh what’s that? There are no Franchise quarterbacks available to sign off the street in Week 17? Man, that’s “desperate”.

    Please learn how the NFL works before commenting with nonsensical garbage like this…

  28. jeffesky says: Dec 23, 2013 9:03 PM

    As much as i disslike the cowboys i do feel sorry for the fans. to be average is worse than being bad cause its a continueous rip your hart out.

  29. kd75 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:09 PM

    I would trade places with David Carr right now.

    Every girlfriend I’ve had since 2006 watching Giants games was like “Who is that guy? He’s hot.” Plus he’s got $60 million in the bank.

    Sign me up.

  30. slobberknocker says: Dec 23, 2013 9:11 PM

    Good evening, this is the conference call operator: I have on the line agents for David Carr and John Skelton and you may now begin your conference call with Mr. Jerry Jones and Mr. Jack Daniels

  31. tiger7575 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:14 PM

    What, Tim Tebow isn’t availible?

  32. tiger7575 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:14 PM

    Tim Tebow?

  33. texansfan713 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:16 PM

    Why all the knocks on Carr?

    Have you not seen his average yards per attempt for his career.

  34. stuartscottslazyeyeball says: Dec 23, 2013 9:17 PM

    If this doesn’t get them a Super Bowl, nothing will.

  35. officialgame says: Dec 23, 2013 9:17 PM

    Not a Boys fan but what do people expect them to come up with on week 17? John Elway.

  36. Chuck Norris says: Dec 23, 2013 9:24 PM

    Why not Jeff George?

  37. jetsfaninjersey says: Dec 23, 2013 9:30 PM

    you can all leave my Jets alone…the circus torch has been passed…

  38. detroit20iron says: Dec 23, 2013 9:31 PM

    Carr kinda got a bum rap from his Houston days. One of the worst o lines to play behind. Poor guy was always on his back

  39. hyprcaffeinated says: Dec 23, 2013 9:35 PM

    Don’t need Tebow’s kind in the NFL.

  40. jdtimkey says: Dec 23, 2013 9:40 PM

    All the Cowboys fans hate on Romo when they have a great QB. If you guys dont want him send him off to Buffalo. Now they can really bitch with David Carr coming in to save the day hahaha.

  41. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:46 PM

    The perfect replacement for romo and not miss a beat would be Danny White the first Choke Artist that cowgirl fans had to put up with. LOL and LMAO

  42. brento1499 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:49 PM

    John “Helter” Skelton will lead the Dallas Cowboys tackle football team to a win in Super Bowl XLVIII. You can take that to the bank.

  43. yetimonster says: Dec 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    I could give a $#17 what they do, I hope they lose.

  44. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Dec 23, 2013 9:52 PM

    The fact that anyone even suggests the idea of signing Tim Tebow for anything is beyond revolting. For multiple reasons.

  45. jerrahsucks says: Dec 23, 2013 10:06 PM

    Jerrah sure is taking heat for only having 2 QB’s on his roster. As much as I believe Jerrah is the absolutely worst GM in the NFL, I do believe the genius Billy Belicheat only has 2 Qb’s on his roster, and nobody calls him stupid.

  46. dsjcn3 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:10 PM

    Bring back Quincy Carter

  47. tigrrrr says: Dec 23, 2013 10:23 PM

    I heard Tim Tebow refused an offer from jerrah!
    Said he wasn’t interested in a traveling circus!

  48. fordmandalay says: Dec 23, 2013 10:39 PM

    David Carr is a serviceable player, who could probably start for 10 teams right now. John Skelton is one of the worst QBs to ever play in the NFL, and should be working as a used car salesman. Guess who the Cowboys will sign?

  49. dixiebob says: Dec 23, 2013 10:39 PM

    Since we are in fantasy land with this blob – think a minute~ Just maybe Bret Farve could be enticed to come back for a couple games and lead the Cow Boys to football heaven. They could offer him a bunch of Wrangler Jeans as a bonus.

  50. cobaltdriver says: Dec 23, 2013 10:40 PM

    Super Bowl!!!!!!llololololololololololololol

  51. mikebrown4president says: Dec 23, 2013 10:41 PM

    One word: Kitna.

  52. cobaltdriver says: Dec 23, 2013 10:41 PM

    I would be a Cowboy fan if David Carr took them too the Superbowl

  53. keltictim says: Dec 23, 2013 10:46 PM

    I fail to see the issue with giving David Carr a shot at holding a clipboard for one game. He’s no Tom Brady but he’s coming in to hold a clip board not try to win the Super Bowl. And honestly he’s probably better than some of the quarterbacks that will be starting tomorrow. Give the guy a break.

  54. cobaltdriver says: Dec 23, 2013 10:49 PM

    All the Cowboys fans hate on Romo when they have a great QB. If you guys dont want him send him off to Buffalo. Now they can really bitch with David Carr coming in to save the day hahaha.

    And we will laugh our asses off when Carr takes them farther then Romo ever would

  55. keltictim says: Dec 23, 2013 11:29 PM

    Another thought, is the practice squad qb ( no clue what his name is) you know the guy that’s already familiar with the raiders plays, is he that bad that he can’t hold a clip board for a game. And if so why not sign a guy to the practice squad that in an emergency could hold a clip board for a game.

  56. drbrown7451 says: Dec 24, 2013 1:05 AM

    Who is giving out these reports? Maybe it’s an attempt to make the Eagles laugh themselves silly so that they can’t get on the field Sunday. Is Ed Werder involved in any of this?

  57. improvstitute says: Dec 24, 2013 1:14 AM

    Two letters…VY

  58. maximusprime107 says: Dec 24, 2013 1:28 AM

    I kind of want to see David Carr play in an NFL game again. It’s been so long, what’s the worst that could happen?

  59. jordiway73 says: Dec 24, 2013 1:29 AM

    Graham Harrell

  60. deezenucks says: Dec 24, 2013 5:42 AM

    Makes you wonder where Tebow is? I think that tells you all you need to know!

  61. coachbeck says: Dec 24, 2013 6:21 AM

    Heck with it just sign tebow. You know dude would win. And he already knows how to win in the playoffs lol

  62. rogerrodgers says: Dec 24, 2013 7:21 AM

    The cowboys are reaching if they think they can beat the Eagles.

  63. hollymolley says: Dec 24, 2013 7:55 AM

    Wow ! So what do we have here ? Many sources tell us Romo has a herniated disc OUCH !! The boys only have one back up QB. Not official if Romo will start or not. Have you ever had back trouble ? Getting out of bed is a task, let alone QB’ing your teams most important game, (and facing the Eagles ) gonna be a rough game. What kinda shape are these QB prospects in ? Tebow would sell tickets, fill seats, sell food and drink etc. Brett Favre just completed taking his High School football team to a state championship so I don’t think he would interested. Does “between a rock and a hard place” fit this situation ? Oh, and did I mention, The Eagles are coming to town.

  64. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 24, 2013 8:36 AM

    Actually Carr is pretty good, the team he was drafted to only existed on paper. I’m serious he holds the sack record because his o-line only existed on paper. It was something new they were trying out.

  65. lrical says: Dec 24, 2013 10:11 AM

    Call Brett farve

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