The Patriots released Cam Newton Monday and the Cowboys were immediately mentioned as a possible landing spot.
The Cowboys, like most teams, will only go so far as their quarterback takes. Dak Prescott is a clearly top-10 quarterback in this league, but his health doesn’t guarantee it. After missing the majority of 2020, Prescott suffered a shoulder injury during preseason camp. The Cowboys repeatedly stated that he will be able to play for the 2021 season. However, it is never a bad idea to have too many depth players. Newton is the example.
According to reports, the Cowboys considered adding Newton to their roster earlier in the week. Prescott is currently supported by Will Grier and Cooper Rush. There is room for improvement, with all due respect. The Cowboys don’t seem to feel bad about their position.
Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday that the Cowboys are no longer considering adding Newton.
"Excited" is actually the word he used, so do what you will with that.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 2, 2021
If Dak Prescott is ever hurt, the Cowboys may change their minds. They are happy with the current position.
Dallas had a much better quarterback situation last season. After Prescott’s season-ending injury, Andy Dalton was the offensive leader. He signed with the Chicago Bears in the offseason.
Prescott is expected to avoid injuries and play the entire 2021 season, according to the Cowboys. They would have probably added Cam Newton if they were concerned about Prescott, but here they are.