Football expert believes Cowboys will deal for this QB
After just one game, it’s not looking good for Andy Dalton.
The Cowboys were obliterated by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. While Dalton is no Dak Prescott, the talent on paper is still there.
Even with Zeke Elliott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and MIchael Gallup, the Cowboys were only able to score 10 points in a 38-10 blowout loss.
Dalton finished the game 34 of 54 for 266 yards, one touchdown in garbage time, and two interceptions. His 4.9 yards per attempt were less than flattering.
With that performance, Chase Stuart of Football Perspective believes there are major trade rumors starting to circulate, specifically involving New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold. The Cowboys, at 2-4, sit atop at 2-4 in the NFC East, so the team believes there is hope to make the playoffs.
Stuart believes that Darnold would be worth a second-round pick.
“I expect the Darnold to Dallas rumors to heat up this week. Cowboys are still favorites to win the division and Jerry isn’t going to just sit around. Jets are all in on the tank, and Darnold’s market value is higher now than in March. A 2nd should do the trick.”
The Jets might be willing to deal Darnold for a high pick. The team is the worst team in the NFL and is trending towards landing the No. 1 overall pick, which would likely be Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.
Darnold is still young and there is not a lot to go off of with him. He could be another example of Adam Gase ruining a quarterback (see Ryan Tannehill) or actually a backup playing as a starter.
If the Jets can get Lawrence, they can’t keep Darnold on the roster.
The Cowboys could be aggressive, but that is likely too high of a cost for a rental. Dalton was brought in for this, so they will likely let him ride this out.
I expect the Darnold to Dallas rumors to heat up this week. Cowboys are still favorites to win the division and Jerry isn't going to just sit around. Jets are all in on the tank, and Darnold's market value is higher now than in March.
A 2nd should do the trick.
— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) October 20, 2020