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Who Can Replace Andy Dalton As The “QB2” In Dallas?

When signed with the Cowboys ahead of the , the goal was career rehabilitation. His time as the starter in Cincinnati had come to an end, and he joined a loaded Dallas with the hopes that he could put good play on film if were to go down.

Well…he sort of got what he wanted? Dalton played about as well as you could've hoped for as a veteran , and recently signed with the to become their starter in 2021.

Back in Dallas, the Cowboys now have a very unproven and shaky room behind their franchise guy Dak Prescott.

, , and are all under contract for the . But none of them have done much to prove they deserve to be the bonafide backup heading into the year. Gilbert had the best 2020 performance of any of the three guys mentioned here, but that's not exactly a high bar to clear.

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Given that Dak Prescott is expected to be completely healthy for this season, the Cowboys may be able to get away with these inexperienced backups in 2021. Outside of a freak last year, Prescott has been an iron-man of sorts, never missing a start.

They would be silly to trust their QB2 spot to one of these three without any competition, though.

There are some intriguing names out there for the Cowboys to consider.

Former Texas Longhorn Colt McCoy is a guy who have been following as a backup possibility for quite some time, and he is currently a . could provide an extra layer of and inspiration to the team, while also guiding Dak Prescott on his own return from a vicious injury. Then there's guys like , who have become comfortable as steady backups at this point in their careers.

Regardless of who the Cowboys land on as their QB2 for 2021, they should look to add another piece through who can compete for the job this Summer.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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