Friday, February 19, 2016

Is RGIII a fit in Dallas?


It’s no secret that the Cowboys are looking for a quarterback who can, ideally, play in the event Tony Romo is injured and take over for him at some point down the road.
“The Cowboys are really doing their due diligence,” Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said on Thursday’s PFT Live. “They’re really on the hunt for a quarterback for the first time really since they drafted Troy Aikman first overall. They’re on the hunt for a quarterback in the draft. The question is can they pull the trigger or will they pull the trigger early, I don’t see them doing it. I see them going with Myles Jack or Jalen Ramsey or a Joey Bosa or someone like that to bolster that defense.”
But what about free agency? Many (including Aikman) thinks that the Cowboys will pursue Robert Griffin III. Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic explains that perhaps Griffin won’t be a fit in Dallas. Citing some quotes from Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN.com, Tandler points out that Griffin’s skills don’t fit the team’s offense, which requires the quarterback to throw the ball as the receiver makes his break. Griffin may not be the quarterback to make those throws.
Then there’s the question of whether Griffin wants to serve as Romo’s understudy for two years. From a pure dollars-and-cents standpoint, a team considering Griffin as a potential starter would be far more likely to pay him far more money than the Cowboys would budget for a backup.
Why wouldn’t Griffin be more interested in the Rams, if the Rams are interested in him? Or the Broncos, who have been linked to Griffin as the break-glass-in-event-of-Osweiler-emergency? After being put in bubble wrap for all of the 2015 regular season, Griffin presumably wants to play. In Dallas, that would only happen if Romo can’t.

Source: PFT.com
Author: Mike Florio
Photo: The Associated Press via nola.com


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