The Dallas Cowboys seem thrilled that quarterback Tony Romo won’t need to have surgery on his fractured clavicle, but they will still be without him for at least eight weeks. They do have Brandon Weeden as their starter now, but rumor has it that they’re looking at three free agent quarterbacks and have even invited one of them in for a workout.
According to 24/7 Sports, the Cowboys have reached out to Kyle Orton, as of Monday, to see if he would be willing to come back. Unfortunately, that ended up being a dead end, as he apparently expressed no interest in taking the opportunity to workout for the team.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 21, 2015
Orton isn’t the only quarterback that the Cowboys have reached out to, though. NFL Trade Rumors has reported the team has also sent out feelers to free agent quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Josh Johnson.
Cowboys reached out to a few vet QBS. Sounds like Jason Campbell will remain quasi-retired. Josh Johnson among those working out for Dallas — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 21, 2015
Johnson has made the NFL rounds ever since failing to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns. He was released by the Cincinnati Bengals a while back and then spent some time with the New York Jets, but he didn’t make their final roster either. He’s worked out for a few teams, but nothing ever came of it.
Josh Johnson is a mere 29-years-old, but he hasn’t appeared in a game since 2013 when he was with the Bengals.
As for Jason Campbell, he’s 33-years-old and last played for the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2014. He also played for the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns throughout his career, which began in 2005.
Other quarterbacks are out there on the market and that includes Brady Quinn, who has since become an NFL analyst. Apparently, he would love to workout for the backup job with the Cowboys.
Brady Quinn tells me he “would love the opportunity” to go to #Cowboys. They’ll need a veteran QB with Tony Romo out 8 weeks.
— Rob Maaddi Sports (@AP_RobMaaddi) September 21, 2015
The Dallas Cowboys have not yet given any notice to Brady Quinn on whether or not they are interested in him, but it does look like workouts for Josh Johnson and Jason Campbell are in place this week. Tony Romo‘s injury will have him out an expected eight weeks, and a veteran back-up is what the Cowboys truly need now.
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