Dallas Cowboys 3 best QB options after Dak Prescott injury

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Jan 2, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) on the sidelines in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Cowboys could consider signing Cam Newton

Look, desperate times call for desperate measures. I’m not sure why so many NFL fan bases are so vehemently against signing Cam Newton, but I don’t think this is actually a bad idea.

Although Cam Newton is not the same player that won the MVP award in 2015 as a member of the Carolina Panthers, he is absolutely a more worthwhile option than Cooper Rush at this point. Newton started a handful of games for the Carolina Panthers last year and could definitely come into Dallas, quickly get up to speed with some of the basics in the offense, and help keep the offense at least a little more balanced.

The Cowboys are going to have to heavily lean on their running game with Zeke Elliott and Tony Pollard at this point, and I think Newton can really help the run game shine, at least as we’re talking about making the best out of a bad situation.

The Cowboys probably wouldn’t have to break the bank to get Newton in the fold, relatively speaking, and what I like the most about this move is that there is very little downside.

If Newton doesn’t work out, the Cowboys’ QB situation was going to be bad anyway, so who really cares?

If he’s good, you have a couple of options. First of all, you can allow Prescott all the time he truly needs to heal up. Second, if Newton succeeds, it keeps your playoff hopes alive. Third, he’s a much better backup option over the long haul of this season than anything else the Cowboys have at the moment.