The Dallas Cowboys have learned something from their division rival: prepare for the unexpected.
Remember when Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl triumph over New England? The Cowboys were watching and now think they are in a position to do the same if necessary.
“So that a guy like Andy Dalton would come here – kind of like what Philly had with Nick Foles when Carson Wentz fell – so he could take control and win games, win huge games for you if that’s what you really need it big, “said Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones via ESPN. “You can certainly put your head down on the pillow at night knowing that you have someone like Andy Dalton. “
It’s not everyday that we hear an executive speak with so much praise of Andy Dalton, but again, this is the first time that Dalton will not be considered the starter of a team that wants Wrestle. Instead, Dalton is the viable backup, offering Dallas an affordable Dak Prescott injury insurance plan.
Such a backup plan saw Foles replace the injured Carson Wentz and lead the Eagles in a sprint to the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy. Last year, the quarterback was not the problem in Dallas, where the Cowboys saw a decimated Eagles team clinch a narrow NFC East title and play a playoff game with another replacement – veteran Josh McCown – forced into action.
Jones can eat his pillow and smile knowing he has a better option than a companion who has been called out of high school sidelines to enter the NFL. If all goes according to plan, Jones won’t even have to think about his backup quarterback. He’s just glad he doesn’t have to insist if the subject arises.