The Dallas Cowboys don’t have much depth behind starting quarterback Dak Prescott. The reigning NFC East champions intend to enter the 2022 campaign with Cooper Rush as the primary backup, flanked by Ben DiNucci and Will Grier. Not exactly a trio of awe-inspiring names for the Philadelphia Eagles’ main rival in the NFC East.
That’s why many Cowboys fans and media members are calling for the franchise to trade for Gardner Minshew. The 26-year-old could come into training camp and compete with Rush for the backup job. Minshew would be an immediate upgrade to the quarterbacks room in Dallas, according to Inside the Star’s Rocky Garza Jr. He begged the Cowboys’ front office to stop wasting time.
“Minshew would immediately elevate your Backup QB position,” Garza Jr. wrote, “and you could move on from one or two of the QBs on the roster to make room for other needs. He has starter experience, is cheap (on the last year of his rookie deal), and you can run a similar offense around him if Dak (Prescott) went down.”
Ranking the NFC East Quarterbacks:
1. Dak Prescott
2. Jalen Hurts
3. Carson Wentz
4. Daniel Jones
5. Tyrod Taylor
6. Gardner Minshew
7. Taylor Heinicke
8. Cooper Rush
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) May 8, 2022
Timm Hamm of Cowboys Country quickly shot down the trade idea. It doesn’t make sense, not after the way Dallas brass has gushed about Rush this offseason. Hamm also dropped an interesting nugget concerning Minshew’s personality: “Minshew does not have the best reputation as a locker room guy around the league.”
That comes as news to everyone in Philly. And Jacksonville. And Northwest Mississippi. And East Carolina. His teammates love him.
“I love him,” Miles Sanders said after Minshew’s fill-in start on December 5. “Gardner’s a character. He’s cracking jokes in the huddle but he loves to compete and you can see it. And he took this game very seriously. He didn’t come in as a backup. He looked at it like he was the guy and that’s what I expect out of him and he got us the W today.”
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Dallas Cowboys ‘Minshew Mania?’ STOP IT!
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