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Blaine Gabbert Could Provide QB2 Competition for Cowboys

The Cowboys got caught with their pants down, so to speak, in 2017 due to the fact they didn't have adequate backups at some key positions. That can't happen again moving forward, especially at the position. Everybody knows the QB is arguably the most important position for an NFL team. It's hard enough to win games when you have a starting QB, but the decrease quite a bit when you're forced to play with a backup.

The have been fortunate in that has remained healthy his first two seasons in the league, but we know how quickly things can change. If he were to sustain any kind of that forces him to miss a few games, the Cowboys would have to turn to second-year QB .

I personally like what I've seen so far from Cooper Rush, but that doesn't mean I'm completely comfortable with him handling the backup duties behind Prescott.

I believe in creating competition throughout the roster, and I think that's exactly what the Cowboys staff should do in order to find the right QB2.

Enter Blaine Gabbert.

Blaine Gabbert is exactly the type of player the Dallas Cowboys would consider bringing in to not only create competition, but provide much-needed depth. He's a former first-round draft pick, and we all know how much the Cowboys like reclamation projects of former high draft picks.

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Gabbert, more than likely, would also fall into the category of a “bargain” , something the Cowboys have preferred to do in the last few seasons. Last year, he played under a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals and only made $855,000; $80,000 of which was fully guaranteed.

Sound good so far?

Blaine Gabbert definitely sounds like somebody the Dallas Cowboys could target in free agency, but the question remains if he would actually be an upgrade?

I don't know if anybody can answer that honestly. We really don't know what the Cowboys have in Cooper Rush yet.

Rush has shown flashes he can play in the league but we've seen this before. He also doesn't have a lot of experience under his belt. Although Gabbert has failed to live up to his draft status, he has found limited success in the NFL and would provide some veteran /experience to the position. That alone could prove beneficial in meeting rooms with Prescott and the Cowboys new QB coach, .

Another reason I think Gabbert makes sense is because he has a similar skill set to Dak Prescott. Gabbert has underrated mobility, which would mean the wouldn't have to change much if something were to happen to Prescott. Cooper Rush, on the other hand, is more of a pocket passer.

All in all, Blaine Gabbert makes a lot of sense as a player the Cowboys could potentially target in free agency. But that likely depends on what they think they have in Cooper Rush.

What do you think about the Cowboys bringing in Blaine Gabbert?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Travis Diggs

Naw we good with Cooper Rush

Brian Martin

That could definitely be true, but I’d still be willing to take a flyer on Blaine Gabbert. It’s not gonna cost the Cowboys much and he would provide good insurance.

jrcowboy49

Copper might be better than Dak.

John McClain

I actually wouldn’t mind seeing what Cooper Rush can do but competition never hurts. The Cowboys made a mistake last year because all Tony Romo wanted was a open competition which he would have easily won and maybe we would have had a shot last year

bad dawg

John, This offensive line couldn’t keep Romo on the field with some guys who were working at Home Depot two weeks later. How on God’s green earth were they going to keep him healthy against Adrienne Clayborne and Company ?

EverybodyTalks

Is he our Nick Foles?

Melvin S Edgmand

If all things. We’re even cooper would been starter last year. He’s much better An and to even think Blaine could give cooper a run for his money. Ha thats just a stupid comment by someone who should know better. As long as dal is leading the team mark these words dallas will never be a playoff team

John Williams

If we’re only talking $80,000 guaranteed and a minimal contract sure why not to get us through the preseason.

What I don’t want to see happen is a veteran come in and inhibit Rush’s second team snaps. Every backup snap counts since they are limited, so whatever Rush can get is what I want to see.

Charles Vine

Although it’s silly to predict 2018 before free agency and the draft I will say this as a Redskins fan. Dallas and Philadelphia will compete for the East because Skins are doomed as long as Bruce Allen continues to make personnel decisions. Congrats.

elindio42

Gabbert would be a waste of a roster spot. He would also take practice snaps away from Rush. I would prefer drafting a QB for depth instead of wasting a roster spot on a failed QB.

jrcowboy49

The Cowboys need to allow Copper Rush to compete for the QB position in training camp. Dak has accuracy and long ball problems. Copper has strength with accuracy and the long ball. The competition would make both better and I believe Copper wins the competition.

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