It’s said rosters are worked on 24/7/365 in the National Football League. You can never be too set with what you have going on in your locker room, and that can be especially true at the quarterback position. The Dallas Cowboys learned firsthand last year just how valuable experience is behind Dak Prescott as Andy Dalton helped (being kind here) keep the ship afloat once he entered the fold.
As things currently stand, the Cowboys have Garrett Gilbert, Cooper Rush, and Ben DiNucci behind Prescott in the quarterback room. They were mildly connected to veteran Jeff Driskel a few weeks ago, but nothing ultimately materialized.
Dallas had J.T. Barrett in town at the rookie minicamp last weekend but declined to sign him, now it appears that they are kicking the tires on an old friend of Mike McCarthy’s. According to ESPN, the Cowboys are bringing in veteran Brett Hundley for a visit this week.
Free agent quarterback Brett Hundley is visiting the #Cowboys this week, per source. Dallas is looking at adding depth to the position and Hundley has familiarity with Mike McCarthy from Green Bay.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 18, 2021
Hundley started in place of an injured-Aaron Rodgers for Mike McCarthy’s Green Bay Packers in 2017. He went 3-6 in the nine games that he started.
Since then Hundley has bounced around with stints in both Seattle and Arizona. He will turn 28 years old in less than a month and is six years removed from being taken in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers.
Ultimately there is no harm in the Cowboys dotting every i and crossing every t at quarterback. It makes sense for them to want to be prepared for everything that they could possibly face and doing their due diligence everywhere shows that they are on that path.