Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy Evaluated Trey Lance Before Trade Despite Jerry Jones Comments


SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 19: Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass the ball against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on August 19, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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It ends up Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was at least partly associated with the examination of Trey Lance prior to the NFC East group obtained him by means of trade.

” I was associated with the examination, however the real company element of it I am not included,” he stated, per Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Those choices boil down to [owner] Jerry [Jones] and [executive vice president] Stephen [Jones]”

Jon Machota of The Athletic kept in mind that Jerry Jones formerly stated he did not talk with quarterback Dak Prescott or McCarthy prior to making the trade.

The Cowboys traded a fourth-round draft choice to the San Francisco 49 ers in exchange for Lance. It was a rather unceremonious end to Lance’s time with the group that chose him with the No. 3 general choice of the 2021 NFL draft.

Injuries are partly to blame, however Lance appeared in simply 8 video games with 4 starts for the 49 ers throughout his 2 seasons. He likewise played simply one video game throughout the 2020 college season for North Dakota State.

He is a quarterback who is short on experience at the greatest levels, and he likely will refrain from doing much for the Cowboys besides offer depth behind Dak Prescott.

But he represented a low-risk, high-reward possibility for the Cowboys, and the group took the chance. McCarthy might not have actually been totally mindful the trade was going to occur, however he a minimum of stated he was associated with the football examination part of the procedure.

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