Dallas Cowboys 3 best QB options after Dak Prescott injury

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The Dallas Cowboys could be in need of some emergency quarterback help after Dak Prescott suffered an injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. Prescott apparently suffered an injury to his throwing hand “above the thumb, behind the joint.”

Whatever the official diagnosis is here, Prescott needs to have the injury surgically repaired which leaves the Cowboys in a rather precarious situation. As of last week, Prescott was the only quarterback on the Cowboys’ roster. No, seriously. They had Cooper Rush on the gameday roster but he was called up from the practice squad. The Cowboys literally don’t have anyone they believe is worthy of a 53-man roster spot at the QB position besides Dak Prescott.


Dallas Cowboys need immediate reinforcements at the QB position

The Cowboys are now 0-1 after an ugly loss at home to the Bucs. They now have to move forward “multiple weeks” without Dak Prescott, a very vague timeline for a surgically repaired part of your hand. They clearly are struggling at the wide receiver position. Yes, it’s just one week, but some of the issues we saw come up with the Cowboys’ offense were anticipated coming into this season.

Without Dak Prescott, this team is in serious trouble. Who could they get to replace him for the time being? Here are three options that might be the best available to them.

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Aug 27, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Josh Johnson (11) drops back to pass the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in the second half at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Josh Johnson (Denver Broncos practice squad)

The Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys held joint practices earlier this offseason in Denver. The Cowboys got the chance to see veteran Josh Johnson up close and personal for a few days and Johnson actually made some of his best throws of the preseason against the Cowboys. The Broncos went with Brett Rypien as their primary backup, so Johnson is currently on the practice squad in Denver.

There’s no doubt that he would be a better starting option than Cooper Rush, even though Rush has a better knowledge and understanding of the offense at this point. Johnson showed last year that he can step in at virtually a moment’s notice and play pretty well.

This would be the cheapest move I have on the list, but it might be the quickest solution for the Cowboys.