The Dallas Cowboys have satisfied their fans. After requests to sign an experienced quarterback, before the emergence of Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have signed an experienced QB.
Well, not really.
Dallas announced on Thursday the signing of free-agent quarterback Jerrod Johnson. Johnson will serve as the Cowboys backup for the team’s final preseason game against the Houston Texans.
The Cowboys have signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson ahead of Thursday's preseason finale. Gives the team some QB depth.
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) September 1, 2016
Jameill Showers will start at QB for the Cowboys. Johnson will likely back up Showers on a depleted quarterback depth chart, with Tony Romo nursing a back injury and Prescott preparing for a Week 1 start.
Johnson has never taken a regular-season snap. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and spent brief times with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore waived the former Texas A&M quarterback this week.
Dallas brought in QB Austin Davis on Wednesday but decided do go in a different direction. To make room for Johnson, the Cowboys released defensive end Zach Wood.
It’s still likely that the Cowboys will look for a veteran quarterback presence behind Prescott.