Rumor: Cowboys’ interest in trading for Ryan Fitzpatrick, revealed
Ever since the Dallas Cowboys lost Dak Prescott for the season, the team has been linked to a potential trade for Miami Dolphins veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, especially now that the South Florida franchise is starting rookie Tua Tagovailoa.
However, Cowboys fans hoping for Fitzpatrick to land in Dallas shouldn’t get their hopes up.
According to Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated, the Cowboys don’t have any interest in trading for Fitzpatrick:
A strange story – or maybe, even stranger, a non-story – is developing in Miami, where a newspaper report connects the Dallas Cowboys to a trade involving Miami Dolphins’ 16-year veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“False,” a Cowboys source tells me in response to the report. “That doesn’t even make any sense.”
The Cowboys will likely be starting Ben DiNucci against the Philadelphia Eagles since Andy Dalton suffered a concussion against the Washington Football Team.
Although Dallas is still alive in the playoff picture due to the fact the NFC East is the worst division in the NFL, it doesn’t really make sense for Jerry Jones and Co. to trade assets to acquire Fitzpatrick, who is a journeyman quarterback at best.
The hope in Dallas is that Dalton will be able to recover and maybe play later on in the season. For now, though, the Cowboys are riding with DiNucci for the foreseeable future.
If Dallas misses the playoffs this season and continues to play awful on both sides of the ball, there are some around the league who believe head coach Mike McCarthy could get fired after just one year since he has seemingly already lost the locker room.