As much as Cowboys fans are hoping for “Fitzmagic,” it appears that is not going to happen.
According to a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Cowboys were considered a “logical” trade partner for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“A logical trade partner could be the Dallas Cowboys, who lost quarterback Dak Prescott to a season-ending leg injury and just lost backup Andy Dalton to a concussion last Sunday.”
However, Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher shot that idea down quickly. Fisher said that a Cowboys source told him that the idea was “false” and that “it didn’t make any sense.”
In reality, it doesn’t make sense if the Cowboys are going to keep Dalton. The concussion that Dalton suffered will keep him out for a couple of weeks. Not to mention, even if the Cowboys trade for Fitzpatrick, he will have to go through all the COVID-19 protocols.
If a player is traded, the NFL COVID-19 protocols state that a player must be tested and quarantined for five days before they can participate in games.
Fizpatrick led the Dolphins to a 3-3 record and the team is in second place in the division. However, Dolphins coach Brian Flores has elected to bench Fitzpatrick in favor of 2020 No. 5 overall pick Tua Tagovailo.
The Cowboys are a half game out of first place in the NFC East with a 2-5 record. Some believe the Cowboys are going to be sellers at the trade deadline, specifically FS1’s Colin Cowherd. That comes after the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 38-10 on Monday Night Football.
However, ESPN’s Mina Kimes has a bold prediction. She believes that Jerry Jones could try and make a move for Fitzpatrick.
“Whispers in the general direction of Dallas: Ryan Fitzpatrick would win the NFC East,” Kimes wrote on Twitter.
The trade deadline is on November 3rd. Truth will be told after the Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday with Ben DiNucci likely starting.