Josh Freeman: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent QB

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Josh Freeman (5) looks to throw against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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The Dallas Cowboys are scrambling to find a backup quarterback after Kellen Moore suffered a broken right fibula at training camp, and the team has reportedly been in contact with the agent of Josh Freeman.

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Freeman's Agent Reaches Out to Cowboys 

Thursday, Aug. 4

Freeman's agent, Ron Freeman, told ESPN's Josina Anderson he reached out to the Cowboys and was told they are currently reviewing their options. 

"Standing where we are until the right opportunity/ player available," said a Cowboys source to Anderson

Anderson clarified an earlier report that the Cowboys had initiated the contact with Freeman. 

Freeman "remains in a 'wait-and-see' mode, as he continues to train in Kansas City and stay ready for another NFL opportunity," per AndersonA Cowboys source told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas the team doesn't have interest in Freeman and doesn't plan on "going down that road."

Freeman Not the Best Option For QB Needy Cowboys

The Cowboys have been doing their due diligence on backup signal-callers across the NFL in recent days, with Josh McCown and Mike Glennon reportedly emerging as potential possibilities for owner Jerry Jones' club. 

Earlier Thursday, ESPN's Ed Werder reported the Cowboys and Cleveland Browns "discussed" a trade for McCown but noted the "Browns prefer to keep him" and the high-quality second-stringer has a "high price" attached.

On Wednesday, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reported Glennon was "also being discussed internally by the Cowboys."

If the Cowboys pivot to Freeman, they would be snagging a backup who has made just a single NFL start since the end of the 2013 season.

The former first-round pick appeared in one game for the Indianapolis Colts last season, completing 15 of 28 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 30-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. 

Considering starter Tony Romo has encountered a slew of injury woes, the Cowboys would be wise to target a backup who has more starting experience over the past few seasons to operate as a safety blanket in case disaster strikes again.


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