The Dallas Cowboys will be without a quarterback for several weeks as Dak Prescott sustained a thumb injury in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Although the initial thought was that Prescott would be out for eight weeks, Jerry Jones stated that Prescott may not be placed on IR and could return to play in as few as four games.
Cooper Rush will be the starter until then. Drew Pearson, a legendary wide receiver, has some other suggestions. He suggested that the Cowboys contact former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
“What they got to do is pull out all stops,” Pearson said in an interview with TMZ. “Call Cam. Call Kaepernick.”
Last season, Newton was Carolina’s starter. However, Sam Darnold was hired as head coach. Newton threw 54.8% of his passes for 684 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games.
Kaepernick has not played in an NFL match since 2016. Although there have been some workouts and attempts to get him back in the league, nothing has really happened.
Pearson said that Dallas cannot throw someone out who doesn’t know how to play the game. Pearson wants someone who has played in big moments in the NFL, and “knows how it feels to be a starter quarterback.”
“We got to have somebody there with some experience, some game experience,” Pearson said. “I’m not talking about coming in and mopping up for somebody after the game’s already won or already lost. I’m talking about somebody that’s been there, been in the big time, knows how to be a starting quarterback in the National Football League.”
Rush has been in 11 career games. One of those has been a start. It was last season when Prescott was injured. On Sunday Night Football, he led Dallas to victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Pearson seems to be unhappy with Rush starting the game. Two free agents, who could be signed by Cowboys, have been called upon. People involved in the NFL franchises will once again call upon Newton and Kaepernick, who have been very popular in the past.