Mark Sanchez is headed to Dallas.
Mark Sanchez, who's recently played for the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles, is signing with the Cowboys, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Cowboys are in need of a veteran backup quarterback to rookie Dak Prescott, who's starting in place of Tony Romo, who's probably out until late October with a broken bone in his back.
Sanchez was earlier released by the Broncos.
This likely doesn't mean anything for Prescott, unless he has tremendous struggles at the beginning of the season.
Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and the rest of the Cowboys' team is very confident in the rookie out of Mississippi State.
They believe Prescott can lead them to multiple victories, including one in Week 1 against the Giants.
From the Cowboys:
“I do … because his promise and future, the promise of his future has created a lot of energy,” Jones said of Prescott. “And there's no doubt. That's reality. And you can feel it, you can see it, and this is a team game, to be very trite. And, so, energy counts for the entire (team). It's never been a one-man show, although Tony was critical and the most important ingredient. But we've got a lot of energy here. And we can win with this.”
Jones added, “I think Dak under center brings a lot of that there. That doesn't mean you didn't have a lot of excitement with Tony being healthy. But on the other hand, and I don't want to talk out of both sides of my mouth, but we've got a chance to develop that energy, that asset so to speak with Dak, and have both because Tony will be back."
The Cowboys and the Giants are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. next Sunday. The game will be televised on FOX.