OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys brought in veteran quarterback Josh McCown for a free-agent visit in the offseason but ended up signing his younger brother Friday to fill a void at training camp.
Luke McCown arrived at Cowboys camp Saturday and was on the field for the evening practice even though he didn’t work in team drills yet.
Luke McCown, 36, grew up in Jacksonville, Texas, a Cowboys fans. He said his first autograph as a kid was from former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson.
“You dream of wearing the star and you dream of being a part of the silver and blue,” Luke McCown said. “To have that opportunity is really special. The history speaks for itself in this organization and growing up watching it, dreaming about being a part of it, makes it special.”
Luke McCown said he didn’t go through a workout with another team over the last few months but was in contact with some clubs. He valued staying closer to home if possible.
“I knew it could be a possibility,” Luke McCown said, “so I wanted to evaluate that possibility as much as I could.”
Luke McCown didn’t hold back when asked about the Cowboys having interest in his older brother first.
“Listen, a lot went into that evaluation,” Luke McCown said, “and they ultimately went with the younger, better-looking one.”
Luke McCown will now get the chance to work with starter Dak Prescott, backup Kellen Moore and rookie Cooper Rush in training camp.
Luke McCown said he’s impressed with Prescott.
“I think he’s special,” Luke McCown said. “I’m sure there has been a lot of talk about who he reminds you of, but he looks a lot like a young Donovan McNabb to me. He’s a very natural passer….
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