Cowboys Working Out Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson & Matt Flynn



Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Cowboys are also bringing in veteran QB Matt Flynn for a workout on Tuesday, along with Christian Ponder and Josh Johnson.

  • Mike Fisher adds that McLeod Bethel-Thompson is also among the players working out for Dallas Tuesday.

Flynn, 29, hadn’t found any reported interest on the open market before the Patriots signed him to a one-year deal back in June.

The Patriots were looking to bolster their depth at quarterback following the four-game suspension handed down to Tom Brady. However, he was released just a few months later, and Brady’s suspension was later dropped.

The Jets signed him to a contract shortly after Geno Smith sustained a broken jaw, but he was among their final roster cuts.

In 2014, Flynn appeared in seven games and threw for 66 yards while completing 50 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and an interception in garbage time for the Packers.


Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys are bringing in free agent quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Josh Johnson for workouts this week.

Earlier reports mentioned that the Cowboys at least showed some interest in Jason Campbell and Kyle Orton, but sounds like both players are expected to remain retired.

Dallas is still expected to move forward with Brandon Weeden as their starter while Tony Romo is out with a broken collarbone.

It’s worth mentioning that the Cowboys have Kellen Moore on their practice squad, but it sounds like they would prefer to add a veteran backup behind Weeden.

Ponder, 27, hasn’t come anywhere the type of player the Vikings were hoping he could be when they used the No. 12 overall pick on him back in 2011. The Raiders signed him to a one-year, $2.25 million contract that included a $1.5 million signing bonus back in March.

Last year, Ponder appeared in just two games and threw for 222 yards while completing 50 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Johnson, 29, was cut loose by the Bengals not too long ago, and later signed on with the Jets. However, his stay in New York was short lived, as he was among their final roster cuts a few weeks back.

Since then, Johnson has worked out for a few teams, so he’s clearly among the best available quarterback options.

Johnson hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season while playing for the Bengals.

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5 years ago

Do I live in an alternate universe where the NFL media try to play-off a guy with no TDs and 111 yds per game and a guy who has done NOTHING in the NFL while not mentioning Tebow at all?

Um, ok. U get the entertainment u deserve.