Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his thumb.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith thinks the team should count on Colin Kaepernick.
“He’s not there, but he’s a playmaker,” Smith said.
“In my opinion, it will never happen. [but Dallas] You might want to make that call to Colin Kaepernick,” Smith said during ESPN’s First Take on Monday.
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since In 2017, he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and became a free agent.
“He didn’t come out, but he’s a playmaker and has a leg that’s available,” added Smith. “You have to take that into consideration.”
Prescott, who scored 37 touchdowns for the Cowboys last season, is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to injury.
Smith believes Kaepernick will replace Prescott, but because it’s the Cowboys, he doesn’t think the transfer will happen.
Kaepernick is a well-known civil rights activist. Famous for kneeling during the US national anthem Before the 2016 NFL game, he protested police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
“This is in Texas, Texas,” Smith said. “A patriotic individual they’ve been proud of since the entire Kaepernick situation was hijacked. That story has been hijacked by them.
“Jerry Jones isn’t going to let it get in the way of business, but I think about it. I’ll say it.
Smith’s First Take co-host Michael Irvin has dismissed the idea that the Cowboys’ move to Kaepernick would be a good idea.
“Let’s stop talking about this Colin Kaepernick. Let’s stop,” he said. “How many years has Colin Kaepernick been out of football, five years from now?
“Come on man. Stop suddenly thinking you can bring back Colin Kaepernick. He’ll come and bring back the football team.”
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