The 2017 NFL free agency period is right around the corner so now is a good time to look at available backup QB options the Dallas Cowboys could target. You never want the backup quarterback to play in a meaningful game, but a quality quarterback behind Dak Prescott on the depth chart is crucial.
When discussing backup QB options, I hear a lot of people settling for Mark Sanchez or Kellen Moore, even both. But neither one really inspires a lot of confidence in me, and we can forget about Tony Romo. I’m almost 100% certain he will be with another team next season.
Sanchez was absolutely horrendous against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Yes, Sanchez seems to have a bond with Dak Prescott, but that doesn’t mean much if he can’t handle his responsibilities on the field as well. Kellen Moore on the other hand is one of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s favorites, so I wouldn’t rule out him returning on a veteran minimum deal. But, I still believe there are better backup QB options available in free agency.
I would like to see a younger, veteran backup QB who possesses a skill set similar to Dak Prescott. The Cleveland Browns recently released Josh McCown, but don’t expect to see McCown on this list. I think age and injuries are starting to catch up to him.
To see the veteran free agent quarterbacks I would like to see as a backup for the Dallas Cowboys next season, use the arrows to navigate through this list.