While the Dallas Cowboys try to hone their quarterback depth, Cam Newton has landed on their lap as an option.
Dak Prescott’s health concerns this preseason has put the spotlight on the lackluster situation of the Dallas Cowboys behind him. After clearing the depth map on Tuesday morning, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reported that Cowboys Cam Newton will do their due diligence.
The Patriots got the list of surprise cuts on the last day of mining by releasing Newton on Tuesday morning. Losing the starting job to a rookie isn’t great for the former league MVP, but there should be several teams looking to add him.
With the release of reserve quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci on Tuesday morning, could Newton leave Cooper Rush and Prescott the only quarterbacks on the list, could Newton make sense as an insurance policy?
Prescott hadn’t missed any time in his career before breaking a leg last year, and while things didn’t go perfectly when he took on the signing of Andy Dalton, the previous off-season offered a solid replacement option.
Would Cam Newton be a good option for the cowboys?
It’s fair to say that Newton is a backup-caliber quarterback at this point in his career. Whether he would accept that role is the question, and his presence behind an unestablished starter would be an automatic distraction. At the moment the starter struggled it would have been the case in New England, if or if Mac Jones ever struggled, the calls would come to Newton to intervene.
In Dallas, Prescott is firmly anchored as a starter. There is no competition for the job and only an injury would cost him playing time. Newton would know that when he got in, and it would affect his decision to sign with the Cowboys if he wanted a clear start.
As things stand, the annual high expectations in Dallas for 2021 would fall if Prescott were injured again. After the experience of last year, after Dalton was also injured, this is the reality that they face and that they know. It takes two to tango, but if Newton wants to come on board as a backup he would be a good option to keep things afloat if another worst-case scenario for the cowboys occurs.