Cowboys To Sign Mark Sanchez

The Cowboys will sign free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, per Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). It’s a one-year deal with a base value of $2MM and a max value of $5.375MM, with incentives based on playtime and team performance incentives, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link).

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Dallas has been looking for a veteran backup to play behind rookie Dak Prescott since it was announced that Tony Romo will be sidelined for awhile with a back injury. The Cowboys talked to the Browns about Josh McCown, but found their asking price to be too high, and also had discussions with Nick Foles earlier this offseason. Dallas’ other option at No. 2 QB would be 2015 UDFA Jameil Showers.

The Broncos traded for Sanchez this spring as a Plan B in case they were unable to re-sign Brock Osweiler or bring in an established veteran at QB. Denver did not retain Osweiler or land a vet, but Sanchez was unable to win the starting job or even secure the No. 2 role.

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13 comments on “Cowboys To Sign Mark Sanchez

  1. ib6ub9

    wow cowboys get a better QB then vikings and didn’t have to get up 1st round pick.

    • Thronson5

      Disagree. Bradford is better than Sanchez.

      • ib6ub9

        They both suck just can’t believe the Vikings gave up the 1st pick in the 2017 draft for Bradford. But I guess the Vikings have a history of bad trades so just another one on the list.

      • natsfan3437

        Bradford is slightly better (talent wise) but then you factor in that he just constantly gets hurt it gives the edge overall to Sanchez

      • rycm131

        No! You’re both wrong!

  2. Thronson5

    Didn’t see that coming but I guess it makes sense. They need a veteran back up.

  3. Strauss

    Why? You’re better off without him! Hard decision, Sanchez or Weeden? Haha enjoy Jerry.

  4. Danthemilwfan

    Sanchez is a good backup. He can throw downfield. Hopefully he never has to play. Sanchez, Bradford and foles are all basically the same qb. 2 sign for the league minimum and one gets a 1st and 4th round pick. Strange but I’m happy. Dak is the man til Romo gets back


  6. WazBazbo

    Oh, please please please PLEASE don’t get hurt, Dak!!!

  7. itzgary

    Should have signed Michael Vick ugh

  8. bravosfan4life

    Lol didn’t Cowboys tell Broncos they had no interest in him ?

    • bradthebluefish

      The Cowboys only said they had no interest in Sanchez in order to get Sanchez cut, not traded.

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