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QB Mark Sanchez To Visit Bears, Have The Cowboys Moved On?

RJ Ochoa

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Everyone that loves the NFL has had their eyes on the state of the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks this offseason. It's a position room full of fascination as many people have been waiting for the Tony Romo saga to end, one way or another. While it appears that that particular storyline has no finality in sight, there is some news regarding a quarterback coming off the Cowboys roster... Mark Sanchez is visiting the Chicago Bears.

Mike Garafolo on Twitter

After spending last season as a backup QB for the Cowboys ... Mark Sanchez will visit the Bears on Thursday, source says.

Look, I get it. You're tired of the Sanchize and could care less where he's holding a clipboard in 2017. WELL JUST HEAR ME OUT FOR A MINUTE, WHY DON'T YOU?

I've written - extensively, I might add - before here at Inside The Star about the relationship that exists between Mark Sanchez and Dak Prescott, and why this is just cause for considering bringing Mark back. Dak considers Mark a mentor, he was the first person that he'd run to throughout the season and in case you didn't know... Dak Prescott is this team's franchise quarterback.

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Is the relationship between Mark Sanchez and Dak Prescott enough to justify bringing Mark back to Dallas for 2017?

Why is that important? Whatever Dak likes, we like. I hate cauliflower (it's gross both visually and in taste), but if Dak Prescott came out and said cauliflower was the greatest food in the world well you can bet your bottom dollar that I'd be drinking the cauliflower kool-aid.

Dak's affinity for Mark isn't justifiable to the point that it can be the only reason in bringing Mark back, but considering that all the Cowboys are going to conceivably have behind Dak is Kellen Moore (who re-signed earlier this week) then it's certainly worth kicking the Sanchize tires.

At this point Prescott, Moore, and the what-is-going-to-happen-with-him Romo are the only quarterbacks under employ by the Dallas Cowboys. Will the Cowboys braintrust add a rookie to that mix? Will another veteran be brought in, even as just a Training Camp arm? Will the Cowboys reunite the best duo we've seen since Rob and Big in terms of Dak and Mark sometime soon? Only time will tell, and when it does we'll have you covered as always here at Inside The Star.

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  • dallas1966

    Romo was close to jon kitna and brad Johnson, don’t see why, it would be a problem to resign Sanchez, if he close with Dak, all the better.

  • George_Johnson

    RJ Ochoa: What evidence do you have that Dak was close to Sanchez in a QB sense? I have heard that Romo is a QB guru who studies the details of QBs mechanics and could easily be a QB coach someday. I have also heard something similar about K Moore. I remember college QBs on the Boise State team saying K Moore asks questions that no one has even thought of. So why wouldn’t these two QBs be advising and analyzing Dak as much as Sanchez in 2016?

    • RJ Ochoa

      George,

      I detailed the length of Dak and Sanchez’s relationship with many points of evidence in this post, which I referenced in the one you’re commenting on: https://insidethestar.com/best-reason-dallas-cowboys-re-sign-mark-sanchez/

      Their relationship was actually even discussed during the Sunday Night Football game that the Cowboys played against the Buccaneers. NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth discussed how Dak said that Mark was the first person that he goes to on the sidelines.

      • George_Johnson

        Thanks for the information. I should of read the article more closely and followed the reference, which I didn’t.

    • Jess Haynie

      It’s logical to assume that Romo wasn’t all that invested in helping Dak, especially once he got healthy and wanted his job back. For all the things we love about him, Romo has a reputation of being competitive and even hostile with other quarterbacks on the depth chart.

      • George_Johnson

        If true, I wouldn’t want him on my team if I were a coach or GM. The idea is to get better and win at all costs for each player and the team. T Romo’s job in 2016 was to recover from his injury and to help Dak Prescott adjust to the NFL and play as best he can. To the extent he didn’t kill himself to help Dak, he is not someone you want on your team. You can put your ego in a box. If you can’t do this you should not be on the team. T Romo may need to think seriously about retiring as he may not be able to remain a # 1 QB because of his age/physical limitation/prone to injury/etc. but he could still be a good backup which would also make him an advisor to the starter and one of his key rolls. If I was Dallas I would get rid of Romo as he in not the type of player you want on your team if you want to build towards success. Also, I question his ability to be a coach if he is unwilling to sacrifice himself for the best interest of the team.

  • deal with it

    Sanchez,as a sounding board for Dak,is ok but God forbid he ever have to step on the field. he was terrible last year when he did.

  • Russ_Te

    The book says if you are a contender, try to have a veteran backup QB who has won games in the NFL, particularly so that you might still win a playoff game if your starter goes out. Never more true than when Bernie Kosar came in for injured Aikman in the 1993 NFC title game, and iced the game with a strike to Alvin Harper.

    Sanchez has won playoff games as a starter, and despite his hard knocks in the league, seemed like a good move when Dallas signed him. Then he sat all year and had no reps in Linehan’s offense, and when he played in Week 17 it showed.

    Dallas seems indifferent at best on him now. If you are Sanchez you’re not too high on going to camp and losing the #2 job to a guy who has mastery in Linehan’s system. You will sign somewhere with better chances for you.

    So each may oddly be viewing the other as a last resort. If Sanchez comes to camp, then Dallas found nobody else credible & Sanchez found no takers with a better situation to offer.

    I actually think Sanchez would show better with a camp and more reps in this offense. But I don’t know that for sure, and given Dak’s durability I’m pretty good with Moore at #2 – if he has recovery from the leg and a good camp.

    If another veteran presents on waivers or something, you’d have to believe he’s good enough to hand the #2 job to – otherwise put your chips on Moore & don’t screw with his development by demoting him.

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

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Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.



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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

Mauricio Rodriguez

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For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

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Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

Tell me what you think about "BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year" in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

Sean Martin

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Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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