During this NFL offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have repeatedly reaffirmed their commitment to Dak Prescott as their franchise quarterback.
Despite that commitment to Prescott, there have been reports that they might be interested in members of this year’s quarterback class.
First it was former Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud, but it seems pretty unlikely the Cowboys are moving up to the top of the draft to land him.
Now their coach has revealed that he is pretty impressed with another quarterback in this year’s class who would be much more realistic for them to draft.
During a press conference yesterday, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he loves the way former TCU quarterback Max Duggan plays.
Mike McCarthy on TCU QB Max Duggan: “I just love the way he plays. In the games I saw, you’re never out of the game with Max. I think that’s a huge characteristic as a QB that you have to have in this league. You have to win those games. You see it every year in the playoffs.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) March 1, 2023
Duggan had an outstanding senior season for the Horned Frogs, unexpectedly claiming their starting QB job after starting the year as a backup. With him under center, TCU became one of college football’s best offenses and fought their way to the national title game.
That season was enough to push him onto people’s draft boards, but it hasn’t pushed him too far up those boards.
Right now, his best-case scenario seems to be a round 3 selection and it seems much more likely that he’s going to be taken on day 3 of the draft.
That could make him an interesting option for the Cowboys. Backup QB Cooper Rush is heading for free agency and might be able to get a better offer elsewhere after looking like a competent start during Dak’s absence this season.
The only other QB on their roster is Will Grier.
If management agrees with McCarthy on his assessment of Duggan, maybe they’d take him late in the draft with the hopes he could be Dak’s backup.