Dallas Cowboys News: Former New York Giants Backup Quarterback Ryan Nassib Gets Workout, Remains Unsigned

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 06/09/17 07:55PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for a backup quarterback for some time now and on Thursday worked out former New York Giants second-stringer Ryan Nassib. However, there is no rush for Dallas as Nassib left the team's facility without a contract. 

According to ESPN, Nassib was one of four players that had the chance to work out for the Cowboys. Joining the ex-Giants quarterback were safeties Jeron Johnson and Duke Williams, with wide receiver Lance Lenoir. 

Aside from adding a quarterback, Dallas also aims to improve its defense this offseason. This may be the reason why Johnson and Williams were given the opportunity by the Cowboys. 

Back to Nassib, before becoming a free agent this year, the quarterback spent four years in New York. He was the team's fourth-round pick (110th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old never had a chance to shine with the Giants. Eli Manning's presence kept him on the sidelines for the majority of his stay in the Big Apple. 

Now, Nassib continues to seek for a team that will grant him a deal. Sadly, as of this moment, it is not Dallas. NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported that the Cowboys have "no immediate plans" to sign him and the other three players that had a workout with them Thursday. 

Despite remaining a free agent, there is still hope for Nassib. Dallas passed on the chance to give him a contract now, but the team can do that in the future. Perhaps at this point, the Cowboys are assessing all their options at quarterback. Once they are finished with this process, they might officially add him to the roster to compete with other backups. He is unlikely being considered as a starter. That job currently belongs to only one man and that is Dak Prescott. 

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