Quarterback questions have defined the Dallas Cowboys this season.
How soon will Tony Romo be back? How good is Dak Prescott? Who plays when both are healthy? Tony or Dak?
But, there’s another lingering question that needs to be addressed as the Cowboys veteran is getting closer to returning from a back injury. What happens to the Cowboys’ current back-up quarterback Mark Sanchez?
That question was addressed in the mailbag on the Dallas Cowboys official site on Friday.
What happens when Romo comes back – will Jameill Showers be brought in as third QB, or will they proceed with two? And next year will they keep Moore as a third/assistant QB coach?
Bryan: Well there are three quarterbacks currently on the roster and I don’t see that changing for the remainder of the season. If you put Mark Sanchez on the street now, you will most likely lose him to another team. There is nothing wrong keeping him here because of his knowledge of the playbook, and he is in place if something were to happen to Romo or Prescott in a game. Just a note: Jameill Showers is now a full-time safety wearing Darren Woodson’s old number 28.
David: As long as Tony Romo is part of this team’s plans, I don’t think they can afford to carry only two quarterbacks ever again. His injury risk is too high to leave yourself without insurance. Mark Sanchez has starting experience and appears to fit in the locker room quite well. I think he’ll stay around all year, and the Cowboys will have to make a decision between him and Moore in the offseason. Both are free agents in 2017. I don’t get the impression Showers is part of this team’s long-term quarterback plans.