With Dak Prescott sidelined after thumb surgery, did San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan let the Dallas Cowboys know that Jimmy Garoppolo was available?
The Dallas Cowboys Week 1 could not have gone any worse. Not only did they lost 19-3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but quarterback Dak Prescott left the game with what was revealed to be a fractured right thumb, and will be sidelined for multiple weeks. With the rest of the NFC East winning in Week 1, Cowboys fans are looking at all options.
For those Cowboys fans looking toward the San Francisco 49ers for backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media on Monday that “they’ll listen to anybody on anything.”
Kyle Shanahan leaves door open for Jimmy Garoppolo trade to Cowboys
Does this mean a trade will happen? No. But it does leave the door open for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to give a call to the 49ers to see what it would take to acquire Garoppolo if they are to reach that point.
Garoppolo was on the trading block throughout the offseason, but nothing transpired. Ahead of the regular season, the 49ers and Garoppolo agreed to a contract restructure that allowed the quarterback to remain with the team.
The 49ers were going through with Trey Lance, who they traded significant draft capital for in 2021, to be their starting signal caller. In Week 1, Lance struggled in rainy Chicago, completing 13-of-28 pass attempts for 164 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the 19-10 loss to the Bears.
As for the Cowboys, NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport tweeted out that after successfully undergoing surgery on his thumb, there is a possibility that Prescott could return in Week 8 against the Bears or Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.
For Cowboys fans wondering if the 49ers were open to a trade for Garoppolo, Shanahan indicated that they are willing to listen to offers for him much like they would for any player.