According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys are bringing in former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett on a tryout basis this weekend during their rookie minicamp. He will be joined by Illinois State signal caller Brady Davis.
Dak Prescott is the starter for Dallas, whose offseason roster also includes quarterbacks Ben DiNucci, Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush. The team also had veteran free agent Jeff Driskel in for a “great visit” last week, reported the Dallas Morning News.
Barrett has been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers since 2018, but has yet to throw a pass in an NFL game, and he has not had an NFL home since the Steelers released him from their practice squad in August of 2020.
He threw for 9,434 yards with 104 touchdowns and 30 interceptions at Ohio State. He was named the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award-winner three times, and Barrett still holds the league’s record for passing touchdowns.