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Mark Sanchez | Quarterback | #3

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Sanchez completed 9-of-17 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions Week 17 against the Eagles.
Sanchez took over from Tony Romo in the second quarter and immediately threw an interception on a screen attempt. He hooked up with Eagles LB Jordan Hicks again two drives later to set up a touchdown for Philly just before the half. Sanchez was better after the break, but the Cowboys obviously hope this is his last game action of the season. Jan 1 - 4:11 PM

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ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Mark Sanchez is expected to get the "majority" of the Cowboys' reps at quarterback on Sunday.

It's looking more and more like Dak Prescott and company will only play a few series. The Cowboys understandably want their young players to maintain momentum heading into the postseason, but there's too much for the 13-2 team to lose. Sanchez will be a YOLO/minimum option in DFS leagues.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Cowboys declared QB Mark Sanchez, RB Darius Jackson, OT Chaz Green, DE Ryan Davis, LB Justin Durant, CB Morris Claiborne, and S J.J. Wilcox inactive for Week 13 against the Vikings.

With Tony Romo back to full health, Sanchez is a weekly inactive. Sanchez turned 30 last month. He'll struggle for No. 2 work in 2017.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:14:00 PM

The Cowboys could be facing punishment from the NFL for negotiating with Mark Sanchez while he was still under contract with the Broncos.

The Cowboys were given permission to speak with Sanchez while the Broncos were still pursuing a trade but it appears the sides had already come to an agreement before his release became official on Saturday. Tampering can be a gray area but the Chiefs lost a third-round pick for similar negotiations with Jeremy Maclin last offseason. After being the odd man out in Denver, Sanchez will now open the year as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Cowboys signed QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year, $2 million contract.

He can earn another $3.375 million though playing-time incentives. Sanchez finds a new gig the same day he was released by the Broncos. In Dallas, he'll be rookie Dak Prescott's clipboard holder as the No. 2 until Tony Romo (back) is ready to return. The Broncos tried to engage the Cowboys in trade talks for Sanchez, but they weren't willing to part with a pick and pay his salary.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Broncos released QB Mark Sanchez.

Acquired for a conditional seventh-rounder in March, Sanchez was soundly outplayed by second-year UDFA Trevor Siemian. Sanchez's career has been a slow-dripping downward spiral since his first snap. Sanchez is still only 29, and a class act, but he isn't good enough at football. He'll hunt for No. 2 work, but it could be a while before he finds it.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:59:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos are still working to trade Mark Sanchez.

In the cut-day dance, leaking you are attempting to trade someone is the final step before officially releasing them. With Sanchez destined for the street, there is little chance another team will give up anything of value. Trevor Siemian will open the season as the Broncos' starter.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 01:54:00 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports the Broncos have contacted the Cowboys regarding a trade of Mark Sanchez.

That's much different than the Cowboys contacting the Broncos. According to Slater, the Cowboys aren't interested in Sanchez at his current $4.5 million salary, so he'd have to take a pay cut to facilitate a deal. The Cowboys are looking for an experienced clipboard-holder for rookie Dak Prescott. Sanchez fits the profile. It's become clear Sanchez isn't long for Denver.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Pro Football Talk reports the Broncos are attempting to trade Mark Sanchez.

This is standard procedure before a team cuts a player who could have value on the trade market. Considering they sent a conditional pick to the Eagles to land Sanchez, the Broncos likely need to get a better pick in return to make the deal profitable. It is unlikely they will, meaning Sanchez should be cut in the near future.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Mark Sanchez didn't play in Saturday's preseason game.

The fact that Sanchez was glued to a clipboard for Denver's regular season dress rehearsal tells you all you need to know about his "competition" with Trevor Siemian, but it doesn't necessarily mean he will be cut. Sanchez is a known commodity to anyone who has watched NFL football since 2009. The Broncos needed to see as much of Siemian and Paxton Lynch as possible. Sanchez's release remains a distinct possibility, of course. Cutting him would save $4.5 million, and get the Broncos their seventh-round pick back.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:25:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the draft pick Denver traded for Mark Sanchez was a conditional pick.

That means the Broncos will not owe the Eagles anything if they decide to release Sanchez at final cuts. After losing out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job, Sanchez now appears to be competing with rookie Paxton Lynch for his roster spot. The Broncos could also save $3.5 million by releasing Sanchez.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:26:00 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis confirms Mark Sanchez has fallen behind Trevor Siemian in the Broncos' quarterback battle.

Sanchez is now in danger of losing the backup job to rookie Paxton Lynch. "The competition may no longer be Siemian vs. Sanchez," wrote Klis, "but Siemian vs. Lynch." Klis suggests Sanchez's roster spot isn't secure if he can't hold off Lynch due to a $4.5 million salary, all of which would come off of Denver's cap were Sanchez cut. Sanchez has committed three turnovers in limited action across two preseason appearances. Siemian and Lynch are both expected to play more snaps than Sanchez in the Broncos' regular season dress rehearsal.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 10-of-17 passes for 120 yards and lost two fumbles in the Broncos' second preseason game Saturday night.

He now has three turnovers through two exhibition contests. On Saturday, Sanchez was more willing to challenge downfield than starter Trevor Siemian, but Sanchez absorbed three sacks, losing fumbles on two, and was his typically scattershot self across 20 pass dropbacks. The Broncos continue to have major quarterback concerns. Siemian also failed to separate himself in the competition, throwing a pick six to 49ers FS Eric Reid.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Mark Sanchez completed 10-of-13 passes for 99 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Broncos' preseason opener.

With the exception of a 32-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Demaryius Thomas, Sanchez's night consisted of short completions and the interception, which was tipped into the air by Bears CB Bryce Callahan and picked off by ILB Jerrell Freeman. Thomas got so open on the TD that Sanchez's underthrown pass didn't matter as Demaryius waited for it to fall into his hands. All in all, this was an above-average debut for Sanchez, who is trying to hold off Trevor Siemien for the Broncos' starting job. Sanchez currently has the slight edge.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian will both play a quarter in the first half of Thursday's preseason opener, with Paxton Lynch getting the entire second half.

This is your life, Mark Sanchez. Sanchez will start, with Siemian playing the second quarter. It's still hard to believe Sanchez won't be under center in Week 1, but the Broncos are serious about giving Siemian a legitimate opportunity to unseat the annually-ineffective veteran.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 01:44:00 PM

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