SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05: TV personality Andi Dorfman attends ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)

Cowboys writer speculates a guy who joined ESPN could eye NFL return in reserve role


As everyone speculates who could jump into the foray as backup to Dallas' Tony Romo, one Cowboys beat writer has a not-so-crazy idea as who could enter their name into the proverbial hat.

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Matt Mosely, co-host of the Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley, participated in a Q&A where he was asked if "the Cowboys backup quarterback for Week 1 (is) on the roster right now? If not, who do you think is the best option out there?"

"I think I just answered this one, but I'll also add Matt Hasselbeck to the list. He just joined ESPN...but he could put that gig off for six more months. I liked what he did for Indy. He would be a better option than a lot of these other guys."

Hasselbeck announced his retirement shortly after the 2015 season ended, having served as the Colts and Andrew Luck's backup for three seasons.


With Luck out for a large part of the season, Hasselbeck help guide the Colts to an 8-8 record, completing over 60 percent of his passes for 1,690 yards nine touchdowns and five interceptions in just eight games.

[h/t Sports Day]