The Dallas Cowboys are running out of time to determine who could be the best backup for Tony Romo once the regular season starts. Despite the promising performance of Dak Prescott, which earned praises from teammate Dez Bryant, the Jerry Jones team still has to figure out how to avoid getting into the same situation they were in last season. Hence, it comes as no surprise that the Dallas Cowboys are now targeting one of the breakout stars this preseason: Jimmy Garoppolo.
The New England Patriots are currently training the young quarterback to take over the reins as Tom Brady serves his suspension following the Deflategate drama in 2014 courtesy of the game against the Indianapolis Colts. According to the accusations made by the Andrew Luck squad, the widely popular rival of Peyton Manning had been cheating in games by manipulating the PSIs of the footballs. This scandal resulted in the suspension of Tom Brady.
Consequently, the New England Patriots now look into backup Jimmy Garoppolo to carry the team in the first few games into the regular NFL season. However, it is no secret that the starting job remains under Tom Brady's name until 2019. Meanwhile, the younger quarterback's contract ends in 2018. This situation prompted NFL trade rumors involving Jimmy Garoppolo.
One of the most reportedly notable suitors of the New England Patriots backup are the Dallas Cowboys. With Tony Romo still in danger of once again throwing an entire season if he gets injured this year, the Dez Bryant squad are rumored to be getting desperate. Hence, Jerry Jones might just offer a max deal to Jimmy Garoppolo in an effort to build the franchise around another young quarterback.
Will the New England Patriots give up Jimmy Garoppolo? Can the Dallas Cowboys truly lure him out of the Tom Brady team and turn him into a Tony Romo protégé?
The answers remain uncertain. At this point, the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo leaving the New England Patriots for the Dallas Cowboys is still an NFL trade rumor. However, fans of the Dez Bryant squad feel that signing a Jimmy Garoppolo contract would definitely boost their Super Bowl chances. Right now, though, the young quarterback is concentrating on working on his skills as the substitute for Tom Brady in the New England Patriots.
"It's a tough situation at times, but you can't worry about that too much," shared Jimmy Garoppolo. He added, "It's one of those things where if you start worrying about that, then you can't focus on whatever it is - your reads, your checks, whatever it may be. You just have to go about your business the same way you always have. I'm not trying to do something crazy and do something I've never done before, I'm trying to be myself and do what I do."