At the moment, Brian Hoyer seems to be either an option for the Jets, or leverage in the Ryan Fitzpatrick contract talks.
But after being released by the Texans, the journeyman quarterback might have some other options of his own.
According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys might be interested in Hoyer “at the right price.”
They clearly need a backup option for Tony Romo, and at the moment, the only other quarterbacks on the roster are Kellen Moore and Jameill Showers.
They sniffed around Chase Daniel and Colt McCoy, but didn’t want to pay market rates for top-level backups. Matt Moore also visited Dallas early in free agency before returning to the Dolphins.
Of course, the bigger question for the Cowboys is whether to tread water with a veteran backup, or spend the draft currency for a guy to groom as Romo’s eventual replacement. If they use the fourth pick on a quarterback, they obviously wouldn’t need Hoyer or anyone of his ilk.