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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 11: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Could the Dallas Cowboys trade for Jimmy Garoppolo?

The Dallas Cowboys should seriously consider a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. The Cowboys have an NFC East title to defend. The Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Commanders all won their Week 1 matchups. Yes, it’s just one game, but the Cowboys are already one game behind and now their best player offensively is going to miss multiple games?

Not good.

The Cowboys, if anyone, need to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo recently restructured his contract to stick around with the 49ers instead of getting cut, and these two parties — Garoppolo and the 49ers — almost undoubtedly had a plan in place in case something like this were to happen. Meaning, that if a team suffered an injury at quarterback, the 49ers would have a better chance of trading Garoppolo during the season than they did before the season at his higher price tag.

Garoppolo carries a $6.5 million base salary and a lot of roster-related incentives, but is this a move that is financially really worth it for the Cowboys? By the time Garoppolo gets up to speed with the offense, won’t Prescott just be back in the lineup?

First of all, it’s tough to predict how quickly Prescott is going to come back from the injury right now and it’s also worth wondering how much losing the Cowboys are willing to tolerate. This is a team that won the NFC East last year and has huge expectations, so I don’t think they can afford not to call John Lynch up and ask him what it might take in terms of draft pick compensation to get a deal like this done.