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Week 17 Outlook
Josh McCown signs with Jets
The New York Jets have signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal on Monday.
After being linked to the Cowboys at the beginning of free agency, McCown, a former Browns starter, ultimately signed with the Jets Monday night. The 37-year-old signal caller will likely enter 2017 on top of New York's depth chart, barring injury or another significant addition at the position. Despite McCown's acquisition -- he's at the twilight of his career at his age -- the Jets could still target a quarterback in the early rounds of April's draft.
Josh McCown to visit with Cowboys
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown will visit with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday.
For the second consecutive offseason, the Cowboys have a legitimate interest in McCown, as they continue their search for a veteran backup for "life after Romo," as Schefter puts it. If McCown and the Cowboys agree to a deal, expect Tony Romo to be released shortly after. McCown's potential signing would put a dagger in Romo's tenure in Dallas.
Josh McCown expected to be pursued by Dallas
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News expects the Cowboys to pursue free agent quarterback Josh McCown this offseason.
For the second consecutive year, the Cowboys reportedly have an interest in McCown, who was released by the Browns earlier in the offseason. With Tony Romo set to be cut, and Mark Sanchez unlikely to be re-signed, the Cowboys once again are in need of a veteran backup quarterback. Dallas could also pursue Nick Foles if he is cut loose by Kansas City.
Josh McCown to be released by Cleveland
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Cleveland Browns "are releasing" quarterback Josh McCown.
Garafolo added that despite being released, McCown "intends" to continue his playing career at the age of 37 -- he will turn 38 on July 4. The 15-year veteran will attempt to land a job as a backup this offseason. He could serve as a reliable No. 2 who can play in spot duty and help groom the younger signal callers on a given roster.
Josh McCown hits 300 yards against Giants
Josh McCown completed 25-of-43 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in Week 12's loss to the Giants. He also lost two fumbles as New York went on to win 27-13.
Cleveland's offensive line allowed seven sacks a week after giving up eight to the Steelers. McCown's first fumble was costly as it was picked up and returned for a touchdown. McCown's final stat line looks solid, but he didn't play very well, missing open receivers on several passes. The Browns are on a bye in Week 13.
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