The San Francisco 49ers have traded quarterback Trey Lance to the Dallas Cowboys after he missed out on the backup role behind Brock Purdy. The trade involves a fourth-round draft pick going to the Niners. Lance, a former third-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, faced trade talks when Sam Darnold was chosen as the No. 2 quarterback. The Cowboys will cover his salaries for this and next year and decide his fifth-year option for 2025.
Trey Lance Trade to Cowboys
Despite struggles and injuries, Lance’s potential is still highly regarded by the Niners’ general manager, John Lynch, who praised his character. The Cowboys, with Dak Prescott as their starting quarterback, see Lance as a potential future asset, given Prescott’s age and contract situation. Trey Lance‘s move provides him a chance to develop without the pressure of high draft expectations.
While Lance’s immediate backup role is uncertain, his presence in Dallas opens doors for his future progression without the weight of past draft investments. The trade signifies a change in Lance’s career trajectory and the Cowboys’ strategic quarterback planning.
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