Jerry Jones seems to echo Mike McCarthy on Cam Newton

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Earlier this week, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that his team wouldn’t be making a run at quarterback Cam Newton. On Friday, Cowboys owner and G.M. Jerry Jones provided a less unequivocal assessment.

Appearing on 105.3 The Fan, Jones addressed the question of whether the Cowboys would take a look at Cam Newton, given the lack of depth behind Dak Prescott. Specifically, Jones was asked whether he called Patriots coach Bill Belichick for an assessment of Cam Newton.

“You know, most people in the NFL that are even in the personnel area I think have Cam Newton evaluated, and his pluses and his minus. You know, Norv Turner did a great job . . . when he was coordinator there with Cam Newton. So, I think he’s no secret as to what he does and does well. And of course he was basically able to be evaluated if you want to look at it playing games and results and all of that as an evaluation. And so what you’re seeing with him, he’s available, as best I can tell he’s available. . . . If you can get it to make the right kind of deal, he’s available. But the point is that in this particular case — now, it’s another thing with Will Grier or it’s another thing with some of the guys that don’t have the play time or haven’t has been as readily, haven’t had as much experience. But Cam Newton is not playing because everybody has evaluated it and they’re making a decision. . . . We were very, very easy to evaluate Cam.”

Although Jones never gave a specific answer to the question, it sounds as if the Cowboys didn’t contact Belichick. It sounds as if they’ve done their own evaluation, and that they’ve decided not to try to bring Newton to Dallas as the backup to Dak Prescott.

19 responses to “Jerry Jones seems to echo Mike McCarthy on Cam Newton

  1. Good ole Jerry and his evasive double speak to say nothing definitive. How it looks and reads in print says it all. It’s like verbal hieroglyphics.

  2. Jerry Jones supporting vaccinations as for the overall good, team and nation. And now showing common sense on Cam. What’s happening? Senility in reverse?

  3. Stop with the Cam not vaccinated = got cut. Look at his last few seasons. He is a regressing QB. Facts.

  4. A veteran backup QB’s job is to learn the playbook and help the young starter to succeed. Cam Newton isn’t a film junkie and isn’t known for mentoring other players, so that’s why there aren’t any teams rushing to sign him. At this point, Cam is an “emergency QB” that a team signs if the starter gets hurt and the backups are atrocious. If he plays well, he could buy himself another season or two, but that’s about it.

  5. Jerry Jones didn’t echo anything, in fact Mike McCarthy is echoing Jerry Jones because we all know the Jones family are the real coaches. They run everything.

    Also I’m a big Cam Newton fan but he is doing himself a disservice by not being vaccinated. He already had covid missed time, so teams are definitely going to do pay attention to somebody that’s more of a potential liability.

  6. In other words no the Cowboys will not bring in Cam Newton. Good no QB that throws for 8 touchdowns in 15 games should be on an NFL roster anyway.

  7. Cam been trash for years ! Folks was talking about his weapons last year. He didn’t have a lot but he still has been playing like trash for several seasons now. It’s a reason why he has been cut a few times and stayed on the market for so long before Patriots finally signed him last year

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