The start to Trey Lance's tenure with the Dallas Cowboys has been very quiet. Currently buried on the quarterback depth chart as the No. 3 option behind Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush, it'd be no surprise if fans don't see the former top-three pick at all this year as he focuses on developing behind the scenes.
However, Lance made a rare media session appearance at Wednesday's practice and revealed a surprising detail about his Texas move.
Lance told reporters he doesn't have a home yet in the Dallas area, which isn't the most shocking. After all, he was planning after the 2021 draft to spend years in the Bay Area as the San Francisco 49ers' franchise QB. This trade also happened right on the heels of the regular season, giving Lance very little time to search.
However, what is a bit of shock is the fact Lance says he's still living out of his suitcases at the moment. He added he's in the process of moving his stuff down to Texas, but it's easy to see how being fully invested in the regular season has gotten in the way of being totally settled.
Just like Lance is taking the moving process slow, the Cowboys are adopting the same speed with him in practice. The QB said he's currenly focused on learning all there is about his offense, which will undoubtedly take some time, especially after being in Kyle Shanahan's system before this.
At just 23 years old, Lance has an entire career ahead of him yet, and the team is smart to give him all the time he needs to get adjusted. With Dak Prescott firmly entrenched as starter, there's no immediate pressure on Lance to be ready right away, either.
That's what made this deal so brilliant for the Cowboys. They're taking a low-cost flier on someone who has obvious potential, but simply needs the time to unearth it.
Who knows what result this move might bring. Maybe Lance becomes Prescott's successor, or simply a solid backup, or he bounces around practice squads for a few years. It's absolutely worth seeing wherever this ride goes, considering the possible rewards at the end of the tunnel.
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