Dallas Cowboys team owner/general manager Jerry Jones explained why the team did not consider signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick after their third signal-caller, Zac Dysert, went down with a back injury. According to Todd Archer of ESPN, Jones opted to sign veteran Luke McCown because he fits that the Cowboys need for a third quarterback. Currently, the Cowboys have Dak Prescott as starter and Kellen Moore as backup.

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In terms of talent, Jones said McCown is a perfect signing for the Cowboys.

Jones also clarified that his decision was not connected to Kaepernick’s protest last season when he knelt during the playing of the national anthem to protest the social injustice in the country. Jones explained that every NFL team makes every decision on signing players based on their ability to win games.

Kaepernick more talented than McCown

When it comes to talent, Kaepernick has the edge over McCown, who served as Drew Brees’ backup with the New Orleans Saints from 2013 to 2016.

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The 36-year-old McCown has a 2-8 record as starter. In 46 career games, McCown tossed for 2,370 yards and nine touchdowns with 15 interceptions.

Kaepernick played 12 games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, throwing for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions. He also ran for 468 yards and two touchdowns. However, he failed to gain any interest from the free-agent market after he opted out of his deal with the 49ers.

Ravens interested in adding Kaepernick

Recently, the Baltimore Ravens expressed interest in adding Kaepernick after Joe Flacco’s back issues surfaced. The Ravens are worried that Flacco might be sidelined for three to six weeks, depending on the status of his back issue. The Ravens recently signed former indoor league quarterback David Olson, a sign that Flacco’s back issue is not that serious. Despite this, Michael Silver of the NFL Network said Kaepernick would be happy to suit up with the Ravens even on a short-term basis.

In addition, Silver said the quarterback hasn't discussed money with any teams since leaving the 49ers.

Silver also clarified that Kaepernick feels that he can develop a great relationship with Ravens coach John Harbaugh, whose brother Jim, was the quarterback’s coach in San Francisco. Also, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman worked with the 49ers during Kaepernick’s stint in San Francisco. Flacco, for his part, said he will be happy to have Kaepernick as backup, adding that Baltimore is a good place for him to jumpstart his NFL career.

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