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Dallas Cowboys: Nick Foles Should Be An Option

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The Los Angeles Rams, per request have released QB Nick Foles, meaning he is free to sign anywhere he chooses and if the Dallas Cowboys are serious about winning they better be the first to give him a call.

After Foles was released it was a wide speculation that he could end up with the New York Jets but The Jets and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick finally came to their senses and reached an agreement in the 11th hour. Foles will end up on some team’s roster before the season stars, as a back up and there is no better place than Dallas.

The last few years have not been kind to Tony Romo. He has suffered injuries that in turn has cost the Cowboys either playoff wins or disappointing seasons. Last year without Romo should have been the breaking point as the Cowboys started four different QB’s and marched to a 4-12 season. The skill players was there, minus Dez Bryant for a few but if their “next up” QB was remotely accurate those 4 wins might’ve been 6-7.

It’s no secret that Romo could go down again in 2016 but without a stable backup the Cowboys could find themselves back in the NFC East basement which in turn could end Jason Garrett’s run as HC. This is where Foles comes into play. He has been hot and cold throughout his career. He made a name for himself in 2013 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles as he posted as insane year under Chip Kelly. Foles went for 2891 yards, 27 TDs ans 2 INTs with a completion percentage of 64 percent, but the next season he fell into Chip’s dog house and was sent packing to St Louis.

A change of scenery did Foles no good as he struggled last year, which resulted in the Rams selecting QB Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft. Foles knew his number was up and wanted out. Foles will be a good fit for the Cowboys minus his Ryan Leaf-like stats in 2015. Romo is on the wrong side of 35 and while Foles doesn’t scream division title he is still young enough to learn from Romo in practice.

I’m not saying grab him and he will lead the Cowboys to the promise land but he is an upgrade over what they have now.

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