As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for their Week 1 season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, all eyes will be on their quarterback situation. As of right now, quarterback Dak Prescott is good to go for the Cowboys, and well, the rumor mill has been hot as of late with where free agent quarterback Cam Newton will ultimately land.
The truth of the matter is, the Cowboys are set at quarterback as they pretty much don’t have any need to add someone like Newton to the mix. It’s best to keep things as is with Prescott, Cooper Rush, and Will Grier. An emergency backup if it even gets to that is already on the team in quarterback Ben DiNucci out of the practice squad.
Adding Newton in an already loaded quarterback situation would undoubtedly be overkill which is why it was great to see head coach Mike McCarthy address the hottest news coming out of the preseason to avoid any off-the-field distractions.
Mike McCarthy wisely stays focused on current quarterbacks
In a recent press conference with the media, head coach Mike McCarthy recently chimed his thoughts on the Cowboys’ quarterback situation while also being respectful of Newton. In an article written by the Cowboys SI Staff of Sports Illustrated, here is what McCarthy had to say:
“I had a chance to compete against Cam, and chance to watch some of his tape in New England,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday. “So I still think he has a ton of football left …
“But,” McCarthy concluded, “we’re very excited about the group that we have.”
In the grand scheme of things, yes, Newton easily has a few more years worth of playing good football. Whether or not he can be a consistent starting quarterback is up for debate but he’s still able to win football games and that’s all that really matters. For the Cowboys, in a season of redemption due to a lackluster 2020, it’s imperative they continue focusing on the task at hand and simply put all their support into Prescott.
The Cowboys spent a plethora of money to ensure Prescott would be their franchise quarterback for the next four years and bringing in Newton would be a massive distraction. Now, if something unfortunate happens and Prescott gets hit with an injury or a steep decline in play, sure, Newton could be an interesting pickup thanks to everything he brings to the table.
For now, however, all eyes are on that big Week 1 game against the Buccaneers, and rightfully so. The Cowboys don’t need to add Newton anytime soon and it’s a great sight to see McCarthy wisely staying focused on silencing all the rumors of a potential Newton to Cowboys move and praising the current quarterbacks they have on the roster. He treaded lightly on the topic of Newton and did his part to silence any rumors to keep things moving in the right direction. All that matters now is getting ready for a big Week 1 victory.