OXNARD, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick was not an option for the Dallas Cowboys as they looked to find another quarterback when Zac Dysert went down with a back injury that required surgery, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
The Cowboys signed veteran Luke McCown on Friday. McCown was at practice Saturday after flying in from Dallas in the morning, but he did not take any snaps behind Dak Prescott, Kellen Moore and Cooper Rush.
Kaepernick remains without a job after throwing 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions in 11 starts for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Kaepernick had a 1-10 record last year and has not posted a winning record since leading the Niners to the Super Bowl in 2013.
“We really have our guys set in a way that Luke fit what we wanted from our third quarterback,” Jones said. “... Dak is obviously No. 1. Moore obviously is No. 2, and so we’re looking for more somebody that we can evaluate and train and possibly be a quarterback of the future.”
“The real thing is that we’re looking at what fits our team talentwise. Talentwise. We like Luke very much, and so, I know where you’re going, and the issue here is our depth and building around what fits our offense,” Jones said. “We really like Moore as the backup. We don’t want to think too much about not having Dak.”
Jones does not believe Kaepernick’s kneeling in protest of police brutality has played a part in the quarterback not landing a job in the NFL. Kaepernick met with the Seattle Seahawks, and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke about the possibility of adding him a few days ago.
“Well, I know this: I feel that every team in the National Football League makes every decision on players to win the ballgame,” Jones said. “And so, if someone’s not on a team, I would say that for whatever the reason, the decision-makers on all 32 teams are trying to pick them to win, and so, I accept that. And if they’re not out there, that’s why they’re not out there.”