With Dallas in need of a backup quarterback and Washington set to release Robert Griffin III, there’s been plenty of talk that Griffin could end up with a star on his helmet.
But that talk has centered mostly on Griffin’s apparent desire to return to Texas, where he played high school and college football. A Griffin-to-Cowboys deal would also have to appeal to the Cowboys, and that doesn’t appear to be the case.
We noted last week that Griffin doesn’t seem to be a good fit for what the Cowboys want to do offensively, and today Ed Werder of ESPN reported that the Cowboys’ coaching staff doesn’t see Griffin’s skill set as a good fit for their schemes.
“Not a lot of people in Dallas think he’s a great fit in Jason Garrett’s offense, and I’m told that Scott Linehan, the offensive coordinator, is really not a fan of RGIII’s and doesn’t think he would excel with what the Cowboys would ask him to do,” Werder said on NFL Live.
Werder added that Johnny Manziel would have been a possibility if he had shown an ability to stay out of trouble off the field, but the most recent allegations of domestic violence will keep the Cowboys away. At the moment, the leading candidate to back up Tony Romo is Kellen Moore, who started the last two games of the 2015 season for the Cowboys. Dallas may add another quarterback in the draft or free agency, but don’t expect to see Griffin with the Cowboys.