The Dallas Cowboys appeared to hedge their bets at the backup quarterback position last week after they traded for former first-round pick with the San Francisco 49ers, Trey Lance. One NFL insider thinks the Cowboys could make a major splash in the quarterback market in the offseason.
Starting quarterback Dak Prescott struggled last season, turning the ball over too many times. He threw a career-high 15 interceptions in 2022. That kind of wreckless passing won’t get it done for the Cowboys in January and February.
Mike Greenberg proposes the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams trade
Mike Greenberg with ESPN recently spoke about Cowboys options at quarterback in the future. Greenberg told former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky that he could see the Cowboys making a trade with the Los Angeles Rams for quarterback Matthew Stafford this offseason:
“How about thinking about a Super Bowl-winning veteran quarterback who might want to finish his career in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, and mentor a young player in a year or two to being ready to take over the reins,” Greenberg said on ESPN’s Get Up this week.
“That young player could be Trey Lance, and I’m here to tell you right now [Dan] Orlovsky, your buddy Matthew Stafford, I could easily see a world in which a year from today, Dak Prescott is way better off being the quarterback of Tampa or Minnesota or Denver or someplace where they really want him. And your buddy Matthew Stafford is the starting quarterback of his hometown Dallas Cowboys.
Would the Dallas Cowboys trade for Matthew Stafford?
That would certainly be a surprise trade by the Cowboys. The Rams tried very hard this season to shop Stafford after signing him to a bloated contract following their Super Bowl win for the 2021 season. However, no team was willing to take on his high salary and a minimum cap hit of $49 million from 2024-2026.
Would the Cowboys do so?
They already have to deal with Lance being on the tail end of his rookie contract in 2024. While the Cowboys might want to replace Prescott with a Super Bowl winner next season, Stafford’s skillset, coming off his spinal injury from last season, might not be worth the value next season.
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