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Would Brett Favre consider being Cowboys' backup?

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The Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a backup quarterback.

When you have coach Jason Garrett taking snaps at age 50 in training camp, you know it's bleak.

However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Dallas isn't rushing to fill that veteran spot behind Tony Romo and the team will overturn every rock before making the best move.

With Brett Favre set to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, it's only natural that the man known for un-retiring would be asked if he might want to don the Cowboys' No. 4 (sorry, Dak Prescott), right?

Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football from Canton, Favre was (jokingly) asked if he might consider a return as Romo's backup.

"You know what? Being around, walking in his Hall and stuff, it kind of gives you an itch," Favre said. "The only problem is I can't get hit. Can they promise I won't get hit?"

Good Morning Football's Nate Burleson noted that the Cowboys currently have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

"Well, I mean, that's good. But I need a little more ... security," Favre said, laughing.

Favre was a noted Cowboys fan growing up. Given that competitive juices don't die, so much get redirected with age, it's easy to think Favre falls asleep tonight dreaming of what it would be like to pull on that star helmet at age 46.

No, it's not happening, but it sure is fun to think about.

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