Jerry Jones: “Unlikely” Cowboys will trade for a quarterback

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With Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott out for the year and Andy Dalton taking over, the Cowboys are thin at the No. 2 position on the depth chart. Will they make a trade to upgrade over James Madison rookie Ben DiNucci?

Appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that it’s “unlikely” the Cowboys will trade for a quarterback.

We’ve got our quarterback in Andy Dalton,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

That’s fine, as long as Dalton remains healthy. The next man up would be a man with no NFL experience.

Whether it’s a trade or a free-agent acquisition (there aren’t many out there), the Cowboys surely need to consider adding a quarterback to serve as the understudy to Dak’s understudy. To preserve leverage, the Cowboys need to feign lack of interest.

Regardless, they need to be interested in doing something, in order to ensure that they’ll be properly protected if/when Dalton should get injured.

36 responses to “Jerry Jones: “Unlikely” Cowboys will trade for a quarterback

  1. Why would a garbage team trade for a QB when they already have one of the best backups? Case Keenum gonna step in and lead you to the playoffs?

  2. That’s fine, as long as Dalton remains healthy. The next man up would be a man with no NFL experience.

  3. kevines255 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 11:17 am
    Why would a garbage team trade for a QB when they already have one of the best backups? Case Keenum gonna step in and lead you to the playoffs?
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    Because they now need another backup.. That’s why…

  4. kevines255 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 11:17 am
    Why would a garbage team trade for a QB when they already have one of the best backups? Case Keenum gonna step in and lead you to the playoffs?
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    Well Case Keenum has one more playoff win than Dalton……..

  5. Just let Zeke carry the team while Dak is out he’s the straw that stirs the drink isn’t he Jerry? I mean you said it not me

  6. You guys are silly. No one is going to take Keenum over Dalton. And why would you trade for another QB? When you are on your 3rd QB isn’t the season kind of over? I guess in that division tho…

  7. Jerry has an issue on his hands but he also has a healthy Dak that in 2021 someone will trade a #1 and a #2 for, this will help a lot. He already has two QBs that don’t cost more than ONE Dak.

    This team will separate itself from Dak and be better for it.

  8. Making the Playoffs is the worst thing this team could do… And at like 6-10 they are probably gonna win the damn division.

  9. Who’s available that’s better than Andy Dalton? I have no doubt there are some QB’s out there like Conner Cook, who never really got a shot. He could end up being an elite QB if he got in the right situation. There are others. You just have to understand Kurt Warner’s career to know there are good QB’s out there. How close was Tom Brady from being an insurance salesman? I mean, if the Pats didn’t take him in the 6th round, would he have even been drafted?

  10. This will probably be deleted as for some reason someone at PFT keeps flagging me when I see other comments far worse than mine printed so here goes, of course Jerry and his son are going to say the right things at this point. But methinks that planning for the worst, which is Dak never regains form, means the Jones boys are currently looking at a QB for next year (or even this year) without making noise. If they said out loud now they were shopping for a QB the world would turn on them for being heartless, and treating Dak like yesterday’s news. But in the NFL, injury or not, Prescott is now yesterday’s news. Hope the kid recovers and plays again, but hopes and wishes, well, we know where that leads.

  11. I think Dallas is going to be surprised by Dalton. They look like geniuses for signing him in the off season. They got a lot of QB for their money.

  12. Dalton will be fine. That’s why Dallas signed him. Any problem will come if Dalton gets hurt and can’t play. Can DiNucci lead then to the playoffs? That the question Dallas has to answer. If not, then you have to trade for a backup QB.

  13. I would laugh myself silly if Dallas signed Kap. JJ would roll over in his grave. (Yes, I know he’s alive.)

  14. raiderdave31 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Jerry has an issue on his hands but he also has a healthy Dak that in 2021 someone will trade a #1 and a #2 for, this will help a lot. He already has two QBs that don’t cost more than ONE Dak.

    This team will separate itself from Dak and be better for it.”

    No one knows if Dad will be healthy in 2021 yet. And why would anyone trade a 1st and 2nd for a free agent if the Cowboys decide to not sign him. Or if they Franchise Tag him they have to pay him close to 40 mi for one year. What team is going to do that? Not knowing if he is healthy.

    They could sign him to a team friendly deal based on how his rehab goes. But if all goes well why would they then trade him?

  15. If they lose both Prescott and Dalton, best thing they can do is play for a good draft pick.

    Dalton’s never had a team with this much talent all around, so hopefully this works out for everyone.

  16. johnnyhambone says:
    October 13, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    No Need too!! They have the ‘Red Ryder BB Gun’ as JJ Watt called Dalton back in 2015

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    And what do Watt and the rest of the “Texas Letterman Jackets” have to show for themselves? Apart from years of disappointment and showing up small in the end?

  17. I think Dalton is a good quarterback who will do a good job.

    But the title of this was another back up quarterback needed. There are some backups around the league that could be decent in the Dallas system.

    With the division being as bad as it is- a 7-9 team will most likely win it.

    The Cowboys should look at getting another quarterback with starting expeience.

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