Robert Griffin III Looking For Redemption With The Dallas Cowboys

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Feb 28, 2016 10:16 AM EST
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
The former franchise quarterback for the Washington Redskins, RGIII is heavily contemplating his future in the NFL."

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently doubled down on the notion that Tony Romo will be the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. It is also being reported that the Cowboys have reached out to the Washington Redskins to inquire about a trade for Robert Griffin III, according to the Dallas Morning News. It has been noted that several Dallas coaches are opposed to the idea of bringing RGIII to Dallas because they do not know if he will be a fit for their offensive system. Jones however, is said to be high on Griffin. He believes that signing RGIII would take care of the Cowboys lack of quarterback depth while also allowing them to be able to draft the best player available in the first-round, according to

The Cowboys have a ton of needs on both sides of the ball so it is natural for them to want to plug up some of their holes with free agent talent. Whether or not Griffin would be a wise investment remains to be seen.

Some analysts believe that RGIII being back in his home state with a clean slate could be enough of a confidence booster for him to perform at a productive level once again. The Cowboys have been linked to Griffin since the offseason began and if they can obtain the former first-round pick for a reasonable price it would be to their benefit as the backup quarterbacks on their roster have proven they cannot win. As the old saying goes "misery loves company," and after a dreadful 2015 season that led to the Cowboys earning a top draft pick Dallas may be the best destination for RGIII to find some sort of redemption.

RGIII was benched the past two seasons in Washington in favor of less talented options like Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy, after initially being drafted to be the Redskins' quarterback of the future. RGIII will now either be a cap casualty or a trade commodity in the coming weeks and the Cowboys could be seeing Washington's trash as a Dallas treasure.

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