Are the Dallas Cowboys interested in trading for San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo?
Dak Prescott is expected to miss about a month after breaking his thumb in the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 loss against Tampa Bay, and now Dallas must find a temporary replacement.
The Dallas Cowboys’ season got off to a disastrous start on Sunday night when they suffered defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and lost their starting quarterback Dak Prescott for an extended period of time.
Prescott out 4-6 weeks
Prescott was injured in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ season opener when he smacked his hand on a defender’s helmet, breaking his thumb on his throwing hand. The quarterback’s injury instantly sparked trade rumors around the league as Dallas seek a short term replacement.
One of the most obvious targets in the league would be Jimmy Garoppolo, who is sitting on the bench in San Francisco after having his starting job taken over by Trey Lance. Jimmy G led the Niners to the Super Bowl three seasons ago and and took them to the NFC Championship game last year, and is one of the top quarterbacks available if Dallas is looking to bring in a temporary solution while Prescott works his way back to 100%.
Jerry Jones spoke to 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday and said that the Cowboys would not be putting Prescott on the injured reserve list, which would keep him out a minimum of four games. The Dallas QB1 is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks depending on the progression of his broken thumb. Jones commented on the possibility of a trade, saying: “We don’t have any potential trade pending or in the mill.”
Rush under center at the moment
You can never predict Jones’ next move, so him saying there is no trade being considered doesn’t mean that there won’t be a trade being considered in the future. Even if Jones’ optimistic return date for Prescott does come to fruition they will have to rely on either Cooper Rush or Will Grier if no trade is made.
The deal would make sense for both sides as the Niners look to set their sights on the future with their second year quarterback Trey Lance. While everyone in San Francisco is trying to make it seem like having Garoppolo serving as Lance’s mentor on the sideline, there were some in the Bay Area hoping to see Jimmy G make an appearance in the Week 1 game in Chicago after the offense came to a halt in the second half.
Having Jimmy G shipped out of San Fran could be the best thing for Trey Lance, but not for the organization if anything were to happen to their first string QB.
Garoppolo more attractive after restructured deal
The Niners restructured Garoppolo’s contract just before the season started for two reasons. One, to help out the financial situation of the franchise, but also to make a potential trade more accessible if a team were to come knocking in the middle of the season. The former New England Patriot’s new contract is worth $8.5 million although that number could spike to almost $16 million with $6.5 million of that money guaranteed.
Dallas have more problems than just their quarterback situation. Before the Prescott injury, the Cowboys could not move the ball against the Buccaneers’ defense. It looked like on offense that had limited options especially at the wide receiver position. The Bucs limited Mike McCarthy’s side to just three points all game, with their lone field goal coming on the opening drive of the game.
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