The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly interested in acquiring Josh McCown. Now that Tony Romo is out for several weeks, will the Cowboys sit down with the Cleveland Browns to discuss the deal?
While the Cowboys took a huge a blow after Romo went down, it appears the McCown to Cowboys trade will not happen. Dallas are interested in the 37-year-old quarterback, but the Browns are reportedly asking for the moon.
McCown played eight games last season, where he completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,109 yards. He tallied 12 touchdowns against just four interceptions, but the Cowboys are still unwilling to give up valuable assets to acquire the veteran QB to become Dak Prescott’s backup.
According to Cleveland.com, the Browns were willing to part ways with McCown but only for a package involving a high draft pick. The Cowboys felt that the asking price is too high, adding to the fact that the Texas native sounded unwilling to play in Dallas.
“Obviously the Cowboys, if you grew up in Texas, is near and dear to everybody’s heart,” McCown said earlier in the offseason. “But once you cross over into the business portion of this life, those allegiances kind of fly out the window and you have a job to do.”
With no trade in sight, McCown is expected to become Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback in the upcoming season. Robert Griffin III, who moved to the Browns this offseason, will be their starting quarterback in Week 1.
Dallas Cowboys Signs Mark Sanchez
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have already moved on and have secured their backup quarterback for the upcoming season. Dallas signed veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez as Prescott’s backup, while Romo is still recovering, ESPN reported.
Sanchez, who spent the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, went 59-for-91 for 616 yards last season with four touchdowns and four interceptions. To make room for him, the Cowboys parted ways with quarterback Jameill Showers as Romo was retained on the active roster.