Three Veteran Quarterbacks Named Options For Cowboys In 2024

Dak Prescott is unquestionably the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback by 2024 and most likely beyond.

Dallas may look to improve its depth in 2023, when it consisted of Cooper Rush, a veteran, and Trey Lance, the 3rd overall pick in the draft.

Patrik Walker,, has identified three potential free agents who could be Prescott’s backup.

Walker’s first suggestion was Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill will be 36 in the summer, and expects him to attract interest among other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Walker wrote: “An evaluation of Tannehill could be worthwhile in terms of being a possible upgrade for Rush. It would also provide insurance in case Lance does not progress as the Cowboys hope, when they are ramping up their development QB program.” The fact that I am even interested in this suggests there may be something to consider.

Gardner Minshew was the next player to be named. He threw 3,305 yards with 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Indianapolis Colts over 17 games (13 starting).

Walker stated that “This is a good balance between age and experience because The Mustache, who will be 28 when the season begins in 2024, has also made 37 regular-season starts since he entered the league in 2019. None of the quarterbacks above can claim this,” Walker added.

Jacoby Brissett was last but not least. He spent the past season with the Washington Commands in the NFC East. Walker believes that Brissett, because of his similarity to Prescott’s play style, “could possibly be more plug and play than anyone else except perhaps Lance.”

Rush played in seven Cowboys regular-season games in 2023. He completed 18-of-24 pass attempts for 144 yard and one interception.

Lance was not used in any games after being acquired by the San Francisco 49ers as part of a preseason deal.

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