Jerry Jones confirmed the Cowboys have added former quarterback Jon Kitna to their staff. The team, though, has not made any decisions about who will call plays or what titles Kitna and Kellen Moore will carry next season.
“We’re still in the throes of evaluation,” Jones said, via David Helman of the team website. “We’re in no hurry.”
With Kitna on board, the Cowboys likely won’t hire anyone else outside the organization, the story said. Garrett could return to being the play-caller. Jones said Garrett’s involvement in the offense “could be more or less.” Garrett called the plays in 2011 and 2012, his first two full seasons as head coach, before turning it over to Bill Callahan. Scott Linehan replaced Callahan as the play-caller in 2014, but the Cowboys fired Linehan as offensive coordinator last week, the story continued.
The Cowboys have opted not to make an addition to their quarterback group following Kellen Moore’s broken ankle with owner Jerry Jones saying that fourth-round pick Dak Prescott has done enough in practice to get an opportunity to serve as Tony Romo’s backup this season.
Prescott’s performance in Saturday night’s preseason opener in Los Angeles is unlikely to lead the team to rethink that plan. Prescott completed 10-of-12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns with the two incompletions coming on drops by tight end Geoff Swaim. Two of the completions went to Dez Bryant, including a 10-yard touchdown, and the veteran receiver said that Prescott didn’t look like he was playing his first NFL game.
“I think the best thing about Dak is that he is extremely calm,” Bryant said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s like he’s been here before. He’s not playing like a rookie. He is going to be very good; he’s special.”
The Dallas backup QB job is one to pay attention to given Romo's age and injury history. Should Romo get hurt again, the team's QB2 could have some fantasy value with a talent offense around him and a very good offensive line.
With the Dallas Cowboys on the prowl for a quarterback, the veteran Browns passer acknowledged Thursday that the Cleveland brass have spoken with him about a potential trade.
"Just leave it like that," McCown said, per Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. "We're on the same page."
The Browns have given all their first-team camp snaps to Robert Griffin III, leaving McCown as a possible trade candidate for Dallas, who lost backup passer Kellen Moore this week to a broken ankle.
The trade makes sense on another level: McCown is from Texas and acknowledged that if he were to go anywhere, Dallas would be his pick. The 37-year-old journeyman went out of his way to note that he wears No. 12 as a tribute to Roger Staubach.