The Dallas Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos on a last-minute touchdown pass from QB Stephen McGee, his third touchdown pass of the game and second (almost third) consecutive come from behind victory for the young quarter
McGee's had a lot of different labels since the Cowboys picked him up in the 2009 NFL draft and none of those were "legitimate NFL starter" -- not yet at least. McGee still has work to do but he's clearly making folks in Dallas take notice of him, especially after Thursday night's 14-of-24, 208 yard and three touchdown performance against the Broncos.
Obviously, it's a pre-season game. But numbers like that should have Cowboys fans perking their ears. Of course, the five-yard hook pass that turned into a 76-yard TD reception by Dwayne Harris drives those numbers up, but even without that TD pass, McGee would have a 131.8 passer rating over the last four drives.
Yeah, he's not Tony Romo but that's OK. You go into a season hoping your quarterback can play all 16 games but realizing 14-15 games may be reality so you do need a competent backup.
Through at least one preseason game, McGee has demonstrated he may have what it takes to be the Cowboys No. 2.