Like most teams, the Cowboys will only go as far as their quarterback takes them. Dak Prescott is obviously a top-10 quarterback in the league, but his health isn’t a guarantee. The franchise quarterback missed most of the 2020 season and then dealt with a shoulder strain during preseason camp. And while the Cowboys have repeatedly said he’ll be good to go for the 2021 season, it’s never a bad thing to have too much depth. Insert Newton.
The Cowboys reportedly explored adding Newton to the roster earlier this week. After all, Cooper Rush and Will Grier are Prescott’s backups at the moment. With all due respect, there’s probably room for improvement. It doesn’t sound like the Cowboys feel poorly about their depth at the position, though.
Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday that the Cowboys are no longer considering adding Newton.
Mike McCarthy basically saying the #Cowboys took a look at Cam Newton but they're out.
"Happy with what we have."
Team claimed Will Grier off waivers on Wednesday.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 2, 2021
The Cowboys could, of course, end up changing their mind if anything happens to Dak Prescott (knock on wood). But for now, they’re happy with who they have at the position.
Dallas had a much better quarterback situation last season. Andy Dalton led the offense after Prescott went down with a season-ending injury. He wound up signing with the Chicago Bears during the offseason.
The Cowboys are clearly planning on Prescott avoiding injuries and playing the entirety of the 2021 season. If they had concerns about him, they probably would have added Cam Newton, but here we are.