While the Cowboys are fortunate enough to have QB Dak Prescott at the helm, it was just a couple of seasons ago when Prescott wasn’t in the lineup, and the Boys were going through a QB carousel
So why isn’t the club aggressively trying to upgrade the position to avoid that hiccup again?
While some fans may point out that addressing the position is the least of their worries when you have Cooper Rush, Will Grier, and Ben DiNucci, but are you confident this time around that any of them can win you games if something happened to Prescott again?
And that’s why I’m here asking if the Boys should trade for Eagles QB Gardner Minshew?
A former sixth-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019, Minshew entered the league as a projected backup, but when QB Nick Foles went down with a clavicle injury in Week 1, Minshew earned the starting gig and took the NFL by storm.
His play would earn him the starting position into the 2020 season, but injuries would derail him, and the Jags would trade him to Philly for a sixth-round pick to make space for their current QB, Trevor Lawrence.
When Cowboys fans saw the little draft capital that the Eagles had to give up to land a former-starting QB (given they already had QB Jalen Hurts as their starter), they were furious because he could have solved their backup QB position long-term.
Minshew would immediately elevate your Backup QB position, and you could move on from one or two of the QBs on the roster to make room for other needs.
While I don’t wish or hope Dak (Prescott) gets hurt, the front office needs to be aggressive in upgrading the position because you’re only wasting another year if you think any of the current QBs behind Prescott can win you games.
So, please Jerry and Stephen (Jones), go after Minshew or any QB. It won’t hurt you.