The Dallas Cowboys will not place a claim on quarterback Donovan McNabb, a source has told ESPN Dallas.
It had been rumored that the Cowboys were looking for someone to fill in for John Kitna as Tony Romo’s backup entering this weekend. Kitna has been hampered with back issues, which leaves the inexperienced Stephen McGee as the backup option for Romo. The Cowboys had placed a waiver claim when the Denver Broncos cut veteran quarterback Kyle Orton, however, it appears they are not as interested in the former Philadelphia Eagles star.
McNabb, 35, was released by Minnesota earlier this week. He had not played for the Vikings since rookie Christian Ponder took over the starting role for the club in Week 7. In six games with Minnesota this season, the former Pro Bowler posted a 82.9 passer rating while throwing for 1,026 yards and four touchdowns. He led the Vikings to a 1-5 record. It is believed that the Chicago Bears, who also put a claim in for Kyle Orton, will attempt to acquire McNabb. The Bears lost starting quarterback Jay Cutler to a broken thumb in November after a win over the San Diego Chargers.