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Should Robert Griffin III be a Backup QB Option for Cowboys?

The may have back in 2021 but lost to the . If the team wants another experienced veteran behind Dak going forward, could be a good option to consider?

Griffin has spent the last three years as a backup with the . He only has two starts during that time; one in a meaningless 2019 finale with multiple starters sitting, and another when the Ravens were nearly wiped out by during the middle of 2020.

These limited and sporadic opportunities have left RG3 with an unimpressive stat line with Baltimore. But with so many mitigating factors at work, could there still be a quality backup QB here who could improve the position for Dallas in 2021?

While , , and could make for an interesting competition at , how much confidence can you have in any of them if extended playing time is needed? Prescott is still coming off a major leg and his backup can't be taken lightly.

Many are hoping for sign with Dallas as QB2 and that is still a possibility. But after helping lead Washington the last year, Smith may be hoping for at least puncher's chance at a starting role with his next team.

Robert Griffin probably isn't aiming so high at this point. Unlike Smith, he hasn't had a chance to really show what he can do in several years.

Still, this is the guy who put up one of the best rookie season for a in NFL in 2012. He's still mobile at 31 years old and would be a good compliment to Prescott as a relief option.

In his two starts, RG3 has had 50 and 68 rushing yards in each of those games. Preserving the threat of the run from the QB position would be valuable for Dallas' .

Like last year, the Cowboys may be waiting to pull the trigger on a QB until after the 2021 . They didn't sign Dalton until about a week after the draft last year and could be holding off on Griffin, Alex Smith, or any other veteran options until they see how this draft unfolds.

Waiting is a dangerous game, of course, with 31 other teams to worry about. If Dallas doesn't strike soon on one of these veteran passers, they may be stuck hoping for the best from their in-house options.

Only and can say for sure how much value is seen Robert Griffin III for the Cowboys. But as long as he's seen as a scheme fit, Griffin's experience and mobility make him one of the more attractive options left in . Bringing the former Baylor star back to Texas could be a smart move for Dallas in 2021.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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