Recent history suggests that Dustin Vaughan has no real shot at making the roster out of camp. They haven’t carried three quarterbacks since 2011, when they had Tony Romo, Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee in the fold. With Romo at starter, and Brandon Weeden entrenched in the No. 2 spot, Vaughan’s chances are slim--even after going 10-21 passing for 114 yards and a touchdown in the team’s first two preseason games.
But, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the West Texas A&M product does have a shot.
“We’re going to see a lot of him these next two ballgames I’m sure, and we’ll see how that plays out,” Jones said after Saturday’s loss to the Ravens, per ESPN Dallas. “But he could very well [make the final roster as the No. 3 quarterback].”
We’ll see less of Vaughan this week, as the Cowboys travel to Miami for the “dress rehearsal” game. But in Week 4, he’ll see plenty of action, another opportunity he’ll look to capitalize on.
“I appreciate absolutely any opportunity that I can get,” Vaughan said. “Whether that’s coming in being the third quarterback or on the practice squad, it’s my dream to be in the NFL and right now I’m trying to make this team and however I can do it I just need to take every opportunity.”
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