The Dallas Cowboys are looking to add another quarterback, and one longtime star remains unsigned: Cam Newton. The former Panthers quarterback is far from the form he displayed during his days as a three-time Pro Bowler but could offer Dallas a temporary solution as Dak Prescott recovers. Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway labeled Newton among the top replacement candidates for the Cowboys but also expressed skepticism about the star quarterback.
“As far as Newton goes, he looked like a shell of himself after rejoining the Carolina Panthers midway through last season,” Conway wrote on September 12, 2022. “His name value is far higher than his on-field production at this point, and we’re four full years removed from him being an adequate passer in the pocket.
“The other quarterbacks available on the free-agent market are equally uninspiring, though, and Newton at least brings a dynamic with his legs. Regardless, the Cowboys’ offense is looking at a major downgrade at quarterback in the hours following one of their worse offensive performances of the McCarthy era.”
Cowboys ‘Working’ on Adding Another Quarterback
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy indicated the team is “working through” adding a third quarterback, but there are no signs as to how big that move will be. Cooper Rush is expected to be the team’s starting quarterback in Prescott’s absence with Will Grier moving into the backup role.
“We’re working through it,” McCarthy explained during his September 12 press conference. “Frankly, I just left [a meeting with] Jerry [Jones] and Will [McClay] and Stephen [Jones] have been working on it all morning. I’ve been in the meetings, I just left will and Stephen. So, we’re having a number of discussions right now.”
McCarthy also revealed that additional roster moves are coming for Dallas, which could include signing another quarterback. The Cowboys coach admitted the team will “look at those things,” referring to adding a veteran signal-caller.
“Well, we’ll look at those things,” McCarthy added. “Like I answered earlier, we definitely anticipate making some roster moves, probably by tomorrow [September 13].”
The Cowboys Will Not Place Prescott on IR
Newton struggled during his most recent stints with the Patriots and Panthers but is available to sign as a free agent. Newton threw for 684 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 54.8% of his passes in eight appearances with Carolina in 2021. The playmaker added …read more