The Dallas Cowboys had to rely on a backup quarterback in 2022, so Dallas owner Jerry Jones knows what the New York Jets are dealing with. However, it also may mean that New York won’t be finding any cheap deals with either of the Cowboys’ backup QBs.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles on just his fourth snap with his new team, forcing Zach Wilson back into the offense after being benched for Rodgers. Now, New York may need to make a trade for a QB or sign one in free agency.
In terms of Cowboys QB Trey Lance or Cooper Rush being their potential reinforcements, Jones hopped on 105.3 The Fan for an interview on September 12 and was asked about the idea. It’s not a complete “no,” but he emphasized that they were valuable assets and that a move featuring either of them was unlikely.
“I can’t imagine what it would be [to make that type of trade]. But the facts are, just as they do, we could need Rush in a play. And we did last year. We did the year before. Boy, especially when you got all the promise we got, to compromise yourself with the depth at that position would be very unlikely,” Jones said, according to The Athletic’s Jon Machota.
Jerry Jones Speaks on Dallas’ Visit to MetLife Stadium
Besides announcing his stance on a QB trade involving the Jets, Jones also gave his general reaction to the team’s trip to MetLife Stadium and the 40-0 win over the New York Giants on September 10. Players and fans — and, on September 13, the NFL players union — have complained the stadium’s artificial turf after the injury, but Jones said that Cowboys players had no complaints.
That being said, the Dallas owner said he was shaken up by Rodgers’ injury and said he felt for every fan.
“Well, I was sick for everybody. Everybody. Every sports fan. We’re all sick about it,” Jones said to 105.3 The Fan. “I don’t have anything that anybody else doesn’t have on the extent of his injury, but it just happened so suddenly and so quickly.”
Dallas may have dodged a bullet by playing the Giants during a rainstorm in rather than in the hours after it ended. Considering they lost QB Dak Prescott for multiple weeks last year, the Cowboys are familiar with how an injury can affect a season.
Cowboys Star Sends Warning to NFL
The Cowboys’ visit to the Big Apple was a complete success, giving them an early division win and the confidence that can only come after a 40-0 blowout. That was evident in pass rusher Micah Parsons’ comments after the game.
“Hey, man, y’all thought this was a game,” Parsons stated in a postgame social media clip. “Nah, man. ‘Doomsday’ is back, Stick City here. Dallas’ defense back, man. It’s up for the league. Let’s get it. 1-0.”
Dallas looked like one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL after their primetime win, and Parsons did his part to solidify that. The third-year linebacker earned a sack and also helped force one of Giants QB Daniel Jones‘ interceptions, as seen above.