Last week, the Dallas Cowboys made a move that no one saw coming, with the team agreeing to a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Trey Lance.
Ever since Brock Purdy emerged as the new face of the franchise in San Francisco, the 49ers have been trying to figure out what to do with Lance, as he wasn’t even able to beat out veteran quarterback Sam Darnold during training camp.
Although the trade rumors were swirling with Lance linked to his hometown team, the Minnesota Vikings, the Cowboys came out of nowhere and were able to bring him in by sending a fourth-round draft pick to the 49ers.
As a former first-round draft pick, Lance was at one point worth way more than the fourth-round pick Dallas gave up to acquire him, but his value had dropped dramatically, and now he’ll share the quarterback depth chart with proven veteran Dak Prescott.
Longtime Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones recently talked about why he made the move for Lance and didn’t tell anyone about it, via ProFootballTalk.
Jerry Jones: I'm owner and GM, didn't have to talk to anyone before Trey Lance trade. https://t.co/KGLnpRcUm4
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 5, 2023
Jones feels as though not having to tell anyone or talk to his coaching staff to make the move was an advantage, but that still doesn’t explain why the move was made in the first place, considering the team is supposedly in contract extension talks with Prescott.
It seems as though Jones valued getting a good deal over whether it was a wise decision to bring in a player that could be a distraction for Prescott and the coaching staff, which is a weird choice, to say the least.NEXT: Analyst Says Micah Parsons Sent A Message To Cowboys With Recent Post