3 reasons why the Dallas Cowboys should call Cam Newton

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Could the Dallas Cowboys turn to former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the wake of Dak Prescott’s long-term injury?

The Dallas Cowboys are considering all quarterback options after a serious hand injury to Dak Prescott suffered during their opening day loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And it just so happens that Cam Newton remains on the market after his second spell with the Carolina Panthers concluded this spring.

Newton‘s bombshell return to Carolina before the team’s remarkable Week 10 win at the Arizona Cardinals was jaw-dropping. The former No. 1 overall selection galvanized a struggling organization, providing them with accountability and renewed hope despite the obvious challenges that came with such a late arrival.

Few will ever forget the atmosphere when Newton came out of the tunnel in Week 11 against Washington. But things did not go according to plan in terms of improvements and those in power opted to move forward with Baker Mayfield in 2022.

Dallas has to do something in pursuit of saving their season. Here are three reasons why they might call Newton in the not-too-distant future.

Reason No. 1

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Cam Newton remains a running threat

There are concerns about Cam Newton’s arm strength so late into his career. But one thing that isn’t in question is his ability to become a significant threat carrying the football.

Newton is arguably the league’s greatest-ever rushing quarterback, bringing a physicality and explosiveness that instantly caught the eye and took the NFL by storm. Something that almost came with an elusive first Super Bowl triumph for the Carolina Panthers before falling at the final hurdle in 2015.

Adding Newton to a backfield that also consists of Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard would give opposing defenses an endless amount of problems. Although the Dallas Cowboys offensive line isn’t the supreme forced it once was.