Cowboys Rumored as Top Landing Spot for Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky
Could the Dallas Cowboys swap the No. 2 pick of the 2011 draft for the No. 2 pick of the 2017 draft?
Bleacher Report formulated a list of the best landing spots for impending free-agent quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and the digital media giant believes the Cowboys may replace likely outgoing backup Andy Dalton with the soon-to-be-ex-Chicago Bears starter.
Schematically, Trubisky makes sense for the Cowboys.
He played well alongside an effective ground attack at the end of this season. Between 2014 and 2019, Dallas fielded a top-10 rushing offense each term. In 2020, the unit fell below that mark partially because of injuries to top offensive linemen Tyron Smith, La’el Collins and Zack Martin.
If the Cowboys come back healthy in the trenches, Trubisky would have a complementary run game in the event he has to start in place of Prescott.
The Cowboys have talked about a long-term deal for Prescott since 2018. If the two sides continue to stalemate on a new contract agreement, Trubisky could have a shot at the lead position.
Trubisky could also open the season as a starter if Prescott isn’t ready to play Week 1 after undergoing ankle surgery in October.
At times, Trubisky struggles with his accuracy, but he would have a talented wide receiver group that features Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb to help his efficiency. The 26-year-old also has comparable mobility to Prescott (1,314 rushing yards in five seasons), logging 1,057 yards on the ground in four seasons.