Cowboys give QB four quarters to win backup job

BY foxsports • September 1, 2016

If the Dallas Cowboys were hoping to find another Dak Prescott on their roster, well, they might need to look elsewhere.

Jameill Showers, who opened training camp as the Cowboys' fourth QB before injuries to Kellen Moore and Tony Romo, got four quarters to win the backup job in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Texans. But the former practice squad player may not have persuaded the Cowboys that he's enough insurance behind the rookie Prescott.

Showers threw a first-quarter TD, but fumbled at the Dallas 19 to set up Houston's first touchdown and threw an interception that was returned 9 yards for a TD by Antonio Allen.

Showers finished 10 of 25 for 91 yards in the 28-17 loss.

The Cowboys signed Jerrod Johnson earlier in the day, but the former Texas A&M QB, who's never played a regular-season snap and was cut by Baltimore on Monday, was just an emergency backup. Dallas likely will move to add a veteran backup before Week 1.

For now, all eyes are on Saturday's roster cutdown from 75 to 53.

"It's only one day, but it feels like three weeks," Showers said. "It's waiting to find out your destiny. It's what all of us dream about since we were 9 years old. It's out of my control."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.