The Broncos have reached out to the Cowboys regarding a potential trade of quarterback Mark Sanchez, tweets Jane Slater of the NFL Network. However, Dallas is not interested in Sanchez at his current salary. Meanwhile, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report says (Twitter link) the Cowboys are just one of several teams Denver has contacted about Sanchez.
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. At the current time, Dallas’ 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. He’s set to earn a base salary of $4.5MM in 2016, $1MM of which is guaranteed.
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