Dallas Cowboys: Free Agent QB Targets in 2016

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Aug 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback

Robert Griffin

III (10) hands the ball off to Redskins running back

Matt Jones

(31) against the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys possible QB Target #1: Robert Griffin III

It’s no mystery Robert Griffin III has fallen out of favor with the Washington Redskins. After one spectacular Pro Bowl season in 2012, Griffin has battled injuries, inconsistencies, teammates, and coaches in his fall back to earth (and onto the bench).

Griffin, 25, is so far back in Jay Gruden’s dog house, he’s been relegated to third string inactive status this season, making his departure imminent. Griffin has unquestionable skills that are rare in the NFL. While recent seasons have been forgettable, he does have proven success as a rookie when he rushed for 815 yards, 7 TDs, passed for 3,200 more yards, 20 TDs, with only threw 5 interceptions on his way to winning the division.

NFL.com had this to say on RGIII’s scouting report:

"“Many would argue that Griffin III is not only the most physically gifted quarterback in the 2012 draft, but also that he is the most talented player overall…Griffin, because of his athletic ability and Joe Montana-like ability to extend plays and remain focused on moving the ball downfield, not to mention his hurdling ability, could to stand to be the better physical prospect than presumed No 1 pick Andrew Luck.”"

For the complete scouting report check out: NFL.com

Alas, injuries and personal differences with teammates and coaches derailed his career in DC. At only 25, his career is still in front of him and he has the chance to make a big difference in 2016 if he’s matched with the right team.

Unfortunately that “right team” may be the Philadelphia Eagles because RG3 will probably be looking for an offense that fits his skill and gives him a chance to start.

RG3 wouldn’t naturally be a great fit in Jason Garrett’s offense but if the coaching staff would be willing to adapt to his skills, he can still be a star in this league.

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