Mark Sanchez in, Jameill Showers out in Dallas

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A day after prematurely announcing a deal with quarterback Mark Sanchez under circumstances that cried out tampering, the Cowboys have announced a deal with the 2009 No. 5 overall pick who had fallen to No. 3 in Denver before being cut.

Sanchez instantly has been stalled as No. 3 in Dallas, with no No. 4. The team waived Jameill Showers to make a roster spot for Sanchez.

The move means that the Cowboys most likely have decided not to place Tony Romo on injured reserve with an opportunity to return later. To be eligible for a return from IR, the player must be on the initial 53-man roster. Romo was. But instead of shelving him for at least six weeks, the team opted to send Showers to the waiver wire in lieu of carrying four quarterbacks on the active roster.

If unclaimed, the Cowboys could add Showers to the practice squad. Or they could sign another young quarterback to the 10-man unit. Or they could just stick with Dak Prescott and Sanchez until Romo is ready.

The Broncos should be happy Sanchez landed elsewhere; every dollar he earns in Dallas counts against the $1 million in guaranteed salary he received from Denver.

47 responses to “Mark Sanchez in, Jameill Showers out in Dallas

  1. Tampering?? C’mon, it was the Cowboys, you know… Jerry?? One of Roger’s main puppet string pullers. No tampering here, just like no tampering when the Jets tampered with Revis. Not one of the punishable teams…

  2. Woof. I mean if Sanchez can keep landing with teams while being terrible why can’t I land with a team?

    I’d only like to play somewhere warm though so Miami, I’m coming to your training camp next year to give Tannehill a run for his money.

  3. Looks like tampering. Even if it’s minor there should be some penalty leveled. When you don’t penalize a rule breaker and cover for them repeatedly they begin to feel immune. When you eventually feel they have crossed the line to many times and you have to punish them they will whine and scream about science and no proof because you should have punished them the first time instead of burning the evidence Roger!!!

  4. Bostonsportsfan11, do you have trouble with memory retention? Cowboys and Redskins were fined an enormous amount by none other than a Mara backed committee a few years back. If you are going to comment please have your facts correct.

  5. You do realize that he is backing up the rookie freak Dakota right people? Stop acting like he is here to be our starter.

    Trust me teams are worrying about this This rookie qb along with this rookie rb. Anything else you spew is a lie.

    Infact teams would rather be facing Romo instead of Dakota
    the rookie sensation.

    We just found our Russell Wilson haters, now Reap it for the next 12 years!

  6. bostonsportsfan111 says:
    Sep 4, 2016 5:36 PM
    Tampering?? C’mon, it was the Cowboys, you know… Jerry?? One of Roger’s main puppet string pullers. No tampering here, just like no tampering when the Jets tampered with Revis. Not one of the punishable teams…
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    Perhaps you forget about the fine for circumventing the salary cap in an uncapped year which is counterintuitive at best.

    Patriots fan may have finally had some science training forced into their heads by talk radio’s countless renditions of the ideal gas law, but are about as knowledgeable about football as Seahawks fan,

  7. There was already a hearing on this with the league, and it was determined Dallas was guilty of tampering. The penalty is that Dallas has to keep Sanchez on the roster. Goodell’s a real killer.

  8. Relax everyone, he’s the freaking third string quarterback. Better than having Romo broken and two rookies. No one has ever seen how Sanchez can play with a dominant o-line.

  9. abninf says:
    Sep 4, 2016 6:49 PM
    Relax everyone, he’s the freaking third string quarterback. Better than having Romo broken and two rookies. No one has ever seen how Sanchez can play with a dominant o-line.

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    And still won’t.

  10. abninf says:
    Sep 4, 2016 6:49 PM
    Relax everyone, he’s the freaking third string quarterback. Better than having Romo broken and two rookies. No one has ever seen how Sanchez can play with a dominant o-line.

    ———————————————————————

    And still won’t.

  11. calizcowboyz says:
    Sep 4, 2016 6:13 PM
    You do realize that he is backing up the rookie freak Dakota right people? Stop acting like he is here to be our starter.

    Trust me teams are worrying about this This rookie qb along with this rookie rb. Anything else you spew is a lie.

    Infact teams would rather be facing Romo instead of Dakota
    the rookie sensation.

    We just found our Russell Wilson haters, now Reap it for the next 12 years!
    ______________________________________________

    That is so deliciously Cowboy fan delicious.

  12. myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Sep 4, 2016 7:00 PM
    that’s right HATTERS…Sanchez is their #3 QB, can you even name yours? didn’t think so.

    —-

    HATTERS?

  13. I just cannot wait for Sanchez to get in the game for Dallas. Man, it is gonna take the whole butt fumble vibe to a new level when Sanchize is crapping the bed for Jerry’s Kids!!!

  14. I wonder when we’ll hear Jerry claim Romo can play at a high level for six more years, or Cowboy fan say that anyone, even McBroken can run behind the OLine in Dallas.

  15. Seems like a familiar theme. Delicate Romo goes down. Dallas has no backup plan, panics, and signs journeyman QB who won’t work out. 4-12 here we come again!

  16. “Bostonsportsfan11, do you have trouble with memory retention? Cowboys and Redskins were fined an enormous amount by none other than a Mara backed committee a few years back.”

    You’re entirely correct. Saint, Dallas, Washington, Miami, Pats, all the targets of fabrications by Goodell and his cronies.

  17. Cowboy2016: There’s an upside this time. We have what was supposed to be a developmental QB that has looked really good so far. Even if he starts falling apart in a few weeks due to being a rookie, he’s gaining game experience.

    I’m no Sanchez fan but he really can’t be any worse than what we’ve seen as backups so far.

  18. abninf says:
    Sep 4, 2016 6:49 PM

    Relax everyone, he’s the freaking third string quarterback. Better than having Romo broken and two rookies. No one has ever seen how Sanchez can play with a dominant o-line.

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    That dominant line that keeps getting Romo knocked out every year?

  19. Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones. Please. Smoke and mirrors. Artificial. Smart guy. Has waaaaayy more money than I do. But needs to move out of the way. Built that big old egg shell of a stadium with itty-bitty hallways. Just not smart. Always trying to get over on somebody. I do respect how it seems he takes care of his guys…. they’re gonna run it anyway!

  20. Mark Sanchez, 100% Mexican American, stands with his hand on his heart for the National Anthem. Its not that hard folks to appreciate what we all have here, even if there are some things that can be fixed.

  21. You might want to consider a different career if you’re cut in favor of Buttfumble. And, sorry Cowboys fans, but Buttfumble IS yiur #2 QB until Romo returns. And since his back and collarbone is held together by bubblegum and Popsicle sticks, how long do.you really think he lasts? I got under 6 games

  22. tylawspick6: you know what’s even funnier, the Boston fans trolling a Dallas post unless you’re saying that it’s given knowledge that Boston sports fans are not knowledgeable

  23. reddzen says:
    Sep 4, 2016 8:04 PM
    myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Sep 4, 2016 7:00 PM
    that’s right HATTERS…Sanchez is their #3 QB, can you even name yours? didn’t think so.

    My teams third string is not likely to play this year… Can you say the same thing?

  24. Bill Homer Simmons has created a generation of whiny Boston sports fans who think they get hosed on everything. Pretty simple: tell your coach not to cheat your qb not to cheat your te not to murder your coach not to commit adultery your qb not to abandon children your owner not to enable all of it and tell your 2 best power hitters of the last 15 years they should not have juiced

  25. Romo is done. Sanchez is horrible!!! Dak will struggle at times against first string defenses. Their defense will get destroyed. 6-10 at most. I do love Zeke but that’s about it… Sorry Cowgirls.

  26. There is really no case against the Cowboys for tampering because it’s impossible to gain “a competitive advantage” by signing Mark Sanchez…

  27. There is really no case against the Cowboys for tampering because it’s impossible to gain a competitive advantage by signing Mark Sanchez.

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