The Dallas Cowboys will be without quarterback Dak Prescott for the next six to eight weeks after he suffered an injury in the season opener in Week 1. Now, some are suggesting the NFC East franchise should consider signing Colin Kaepernick.
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith told viewers during ESPN's edition of First Take this Monday morning that he thinks the Cowboys should consider giving Kaepernick a call. NFL legend Michael Irvin thinks that's absurd.
Here's what he has to say about Smith's suggestion for the Cowboys:
"Let’s stop with this Colin Kaepernick stuff. Let’s just stop. Colin Kaepernick’s been out of football for what five years now," Irvin said, via The Spun. "Come on, man. Let’s stop all of a sudden thinking we can go resurrect Colin Kaepernick and he’s going to come and resurrect a football team."
He's right. Colin Kaepernick's NFL playing days are over. He's not going to come in and start right away for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys will likely move forward with Cooper Rush at backup for the time being. They may also look to the trade market for other options. Jimmy Garoppolo's name could be in the mix.
The bottom line is there's a reason Kaepernick no longer plays in the NFL, regardless of whether it's his fault or not.