Final roster cuts have begun in the National Football League, and the Dallas Cowboys will have their eyes on players that get released that could help fill some final team needs. Among those needs once again, thanks to Tony Romo‘s injury in Seattle, is depth at quarterback behind now-starter Dak Prescott.
NEWS ALERT: Chiefs release QB Aaron Murray. (via @RapSheet)
Jameill Showers “auditioned” for the primary backup role last night against the Texans, and was anything but reassuring in the loss. The Cowboys obviously understand that Showers was playing entirely with backups, and any signing they can make at this point for a third QB would likely do little to save the Cowboys season from a similar fate suffered in 2015 should Prescott go down.
Still, one intriguing name just became available, as the QB-heavy Kansas City Chiefs moved on from 2014 fifth round pick Aaron Murray out of Georgia. While Murray does not fill the void the Cowboys have for a veteran backup with experience, his traits out of college make him an interesting option.
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Murray still holds the SEC record for passing yards and touchdowns. This preseason, Murray appeared in three games for Kansas City, failing to throw a touchdown while tossing three interceptions. Most recently, he completed 10 passes on 18 attempts against the Packers for 108 yards. Basically, he is a Murray with some potential should he come wear the silver and blue, as he hails from the same conference that Dak Prescott dominated on his way to becoming
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The Dallas Cowboys want to stay relevant at all costs until Tony Romo is ready to potentially give it one more go around for the 2016 season. With a star studded offensive line, dominant running game, and plenty of talent at wide receiver and tight end, Aaron Murray may just be the missing piece to make that happen.
Dallas has the fourth priority on the waiver wire, which puts them ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, who recently lost starting QB Teddy Bridgewater for the season. Only time will tell if they put it to use on Murray, or another quarterback that ends up without a job.
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