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Report: Browns asking too much for Josh McCown

Josh McCown

In a clear sign that we aren’t necessarily in the golden age of quarterback play, the Cleveland Browns are demanding too much in return for a signal caller that’s lost 17 of his past 19 starts.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder (h/t Cleveland.com), the Browns’ asking price for Josh McCown is “too steep” for the quarterback-needy Dallas Cowboys.

The Browns reportedly prefer to keep McCown, and “attached a high price, one that was too steep for the Cowboys.”

Dallas is in desperate need of adding a backup quarterback after losing Kellen Moore to a broken ankle earlier this week. And once it failed to sign Nick Foles, the Browns’ current backup became the team’s top priority (more on that here).

This begs the question. If the Browns’ asking price was too steep, what in the heck were they asking?

As it is, the Cowboys now have to go back to the drawing board to figure out who will be backing Tony Romo up this season.