Cowboys owner Jerry Jones liked what he saw out of the quarterback position against the Rams over the weekend. After watching rookie Dak Prescott and third-stringer Jameill Showers succeed under center, Jones tells Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram that he is not looking to acquire a veteran to support Tony Romo.
“He is a long way from Canton, a long way from Canton,” Jones said of Prescott. “But it was certainly a great start. It was just good to see the coaching staff and everybody get behind the promise of what he might be able to be as a player. Certainly the way he and Showers played, I wouldn’t consider a backup quarterback situation at all. I wouldn’t want to, by any way, deter the progress and the excitement that he can bring to the building of the team and the future.”
Jones also indicted that Cowboys coaches and execs are in agreement with him on Prescott and his NFL readiness. Indeed, head coach Jason Garrett pointed out a few mistakes by the Mississippi State product against L.A., but offered up similar praise overall. In total, Prescott completed 10-of-12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
When backup Kellen Moore suffered a leg injury, the Cowboys quickly became linked to Browns QB Josh McCown. However, Cleveland is looking for a fourth-rounder to part with the veteran, a price tag that is too rich for Dallas. For now, they’re content with their rookie understudy.
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