Mike McCarthy on Cam Newton: We’re “very excited” about our QB group

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The Cowboys claimed Will Grier off of waivers on Wednesday to give them another quarterback to go with Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush, but another former Panthers signal caller was the subject of a question for Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on Thursday.

Many have suggested the Cowboys could use a more experienced quarterback behind Prescott and McCarthy was asked whether the Cowboys had considered signing Cam Newton. Newton was released by the Patriots on Tuesday.

McCarthy said he believes Newton can still play, but that he’s happy with the makeup of the quarterback room in Dallas.

“I think he has a ton of football left. We’re very excited about the group we have,” McCarthy said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today.

The Cowboys went the experienced route with Andy Dalton last year, but he didn’t provide much relief once Prescott was lost for the season to fractured ankle. They’ll be hoping their altered approach to the backup spot isn’t tested this time around.

34 responses to “Mike McCarthy on Cam Newton: We’re “very excited” about our QB group

  1. many had suggested translate into people in the media…. so chalk another swing and miss to the many!

  2. Are we going to have a Cam Newton road show where every time a QB misses a start people start saying to call Cam. He has not played well for a couple of years.

  3. looks like Newton won’t be in the NFL anymore..he can def be a back up for teams and start for others but I guess they can’t handle his personality.

  4. It doesn’t really matter who the backup quarterback is, or the starter for that matter.
    With Jerry Jones making personnel decisions, and Mike coaching, they aren’t going to beat the best of the NFC anyway.

  5. Cam needs to get the Johnson & Johnson (one shot) vaccine immediately so his options will increase.

  6. honestly, who wants a cartoon on their team… maybe when he was a to 10 qb, but he’s not really even a top 10 backup

  7. No shot, no contract. These unvaccinated free agents are going find out their phone won’t be ringing…

  8. Brady most likely didn’t like his wide receiver team on the Patriots and the Patriot wide receivers held back Cam. Cam has been focused on improving and in my opinion he’s better than what social media and stats make him out to be. He’s better than your red head step child (Andy nice guy Dalton). yes, Cam is not as good as Mac, but he’s above average (Andy Dalton is average = did you see his stats vs. Dak’s stats?).

  9. Yeah but what Cam said last year probably still holds true – there ain’t 32 QBs in the NFL better than him. A week one major injury to Mac, Fitz, Tua, Hurts etc, etc, may see him back in – and the Texans may be without Watson even sooner.

  10. Last time Mike McCarthy was this excited about a quarterback room was when Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan were backing up Aaron Rogers. Things didn’t work out so great when Rogers got hurt.

  11. Can’t believe another quarterback is being blackballed from the league because of his political stances, or kneeing to be accurate.

    Wait…

    You mean this isn’t a consequence of his divisive politics but because his play as a quarterback has substantially diminished since his MVP here?
    That can’t be the reason as to why a once successful quarterback loses his opportunity to play in the NFL…

  12. Given Jerry Jones’s stance on players not being vaccinated, I don’t think that Cam will be receiving a call from the Cowboys…and his skill set is diminished, also.

  13. I for one am thrilled about Cam being on the open market… keeps the “some team should sign Colin Kaepernick” stories out of the headlines.

  14. Cam had never played the QB position very well, he was great with legs, not so much with his arm. Now that he’s at an age where his legs no longer move the way they once did, he can’t PLAY the quarterback position the way its meant to be played.

  15. What team would bring in a backup QB who is not vaccinated? You don’t put him in that room and possibly infect your starter.

  16. IF Cam is unvaccinated, then realistically who would bring in a player who could possibly contaminate the most important role/room on a team?

  17. Better qualified than many of the QBs under contract, but no one will sign him because he’s got a history of getting sick and he’s unvaccinated.

  18. j1945 says:
    September 2, 2021 at 3:15 pm
    What team would bring in a backup QB who is not vaccinated? You don’t put him in that room and possibly infect your starter.
    ________

    You do realize that vaccinated people can catch and spread covid, too, right? You’ll never believe it, but early on when Biden and Fauci said that you couldn’t catch or spread covid if you’re vaccinated, they were lying to you. Just like they have regarding everything in this “pandemic.”

  19. ————————-
    malcomreynolds says:
    September 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm
    Can’t believe another quarterback is being blackballed from the league because of his political stances, or kneeing to be accurate.

    Wait…

    You mean this isn’t a consequence of his divisive politics but because his play as a quarterback has substantially diminished since his MVP here?
    That can’t be the reason as to why a once successful quarterback loses his opportunity to play in the NFL…
    =============
    Not his play but now instead of kneeling it’s his vac status! And rightfully so!1

  20. Joe The Bartender says:
    September 2, 2021 at 3:06 pm
    Hey Green Bay, you can have McCarthy back.
    —————-
    Multiple layers of defense have been built around Lambeau to prevent that from happening again.

  21. Let go by teams in consecutive years making near the league vet minimum. Hasn’t had a winning season since 2017. Why are people campaigning for him? Is it because you enjoy his fashion shows?

    Ryan Fitzpatrick was and is a better QB than him. Cam used to be a top running back in the league who got protected like he was a QB. Running backs don’t last as long as QBs.

  22. I’m pretty sure what happened to the Broncos in week 12 last year is the standard as to why you can’t have an unvaccinated QB in the room, no matter his history.

  23. Cam is the only quarterback who needs the backup QB in the backfield with him. To pick up the fumbles.

  24. Stubbornolddog65, you’re saying that Newton is better than his results (stats) make him seem?

    You must be factoring in as if he actually dives on his own fumbles instead of stepping back to watch from afar?

  25. All I can say about Cam is I’m glad he’s not on the Patriots roster… wish him the best in life ELSEWHERE!!!

  26. He has a ton of football left? Ok, I was willing to give McCarthy the benefit of the doubt after he said he took time off to re-evaluate everything he knew about football, but this statement really makes me think he has truly lost it.

  27. HE didn’t say Newton had a ton of football left. He said I “don’t” think he has a ton of football left.

    I don’t know how your graphics guy managed to miss that. You can hear him say it clear as day. Look at the video again if you don’t believe me.

    Nobody says “No we don’t want him, but he’s got a TON of football left”. This is also counter to what ev1 else thinks in that he’s on the snide.

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