Cowboys retirement may lure 17-year veteran QB: Analyst

Mike McCarthy

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The Cowboys may consider retired QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as a possible option.

Dallas Cowboys You may see an unlikely option as your next quarterback.

According to Eric Adhanom of NFL.com, a possible substitute for the Cowboys is none other than retired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 39-year-old announced his retirement in June after a career spanning 17 years that saw him Starting for nine different teams, Although Fitzpatrick now has a gig with Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football coverage, the veteran QB may be tempted to return with the Cowboys, Adhanom suggested.

Fitzpatrick turned 40 during Thanksgiving week. While he’s still involved in pro games, as a part of Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football broadcast coverage, he’s completely at peace with his decision to hang them. Maybe from,” Adhanom wrote on September 12. “But if ever there is anyone who can jump off the couch (or out of the analyst chair) to throw a sidewinding, no-look bomb for a touchdown, it’s probably a bearded wonder. What will be the story if it comes to pass.”

Quarterback Dak Prescott will start out for at least a month – and potentially up to eight weeks – due to a thumb injury that requires surgery. Meanwhile, the Cowboys would move on with the inexperienced Cooper Rush as the starting quarterback. In other words, Dallas will have to look for a third substitute in the quarterback, considering Will Grier — on the practice team — is the only other quarterback in the organization.


Fitzpatrick impressed during stint with the Dolphins

Fitzpatrick entered the 2021 season as the Washington Commanders’ starting quarterback. However, the season opener suffered a hip subluxation injury, which sidelined the Travelman quarterback for the rest of the season.

During his most recent season of extended playing time, Fitzpatrick was solid (and arguably better than Tua Tagovailoa). He started seven games for the 2020 Miami Dolphins, posting a 4-3 record throwing eight interceptions versus 13 touchdowns for a career-high 68.5% completion rate. According to Pro Football FocusFitzpatrick posted an offensive grade of 75.1, ranking 19th among the starting quarterbacks.

considering that, that grade wasn’t a fluke Fitzpatrick posted an offensive grade of 76.5 Players with the status of any notable offensive skills are lacking as a full-season starter for the 2019 Dolphins squad. He posted an even better 83.9 offensive grade with a playoff-less Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2018 season.

The fact that Fitzpatrick is a free agent who can be signed quickly — and at a cheap rate — may be at least somewhat appealing to the Cowboys. Other notable free agent quarterbacks on the market are Cam Newton, who has throw more interceptions (16) compared to touchdowns (12) since a career-changing injury in 2018.


Jones Shuts Down the Idea of ​​Trading Cowboys for QB

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones essentially rejected the idea of ​​trading Dallas for the quarterback.

“those people [Rush and Grier] Knows the offense well, has a lot of reps and consequently gives us our best shot.” Jones said Fan Shan and RJ on 105.3. “It’s not possible because we don’t have any potential trades pending – not pending, but in the mill – it’s unlikely you’ll have an experienced quarterback who can be back here and ready to play as well.” Those guys can play, even if you thought you might have a talent advantage.”

If Dallas is adamant about not trading for another quarterback, free agency is the only other route the Cowboys can pursue. In the latter scenario, Dallas could try to get Fitzpatrick out of retirement.

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