NFL coaches, GMs and owners can say whatever they want. But any time a club looks at a top quarterback prospect in any given draft, there will always be questions if they’re actually loyal to their current signal-caller.
It was clear back in 2020 that the Green Bay Packers weren’t fully sold on Aaron Rodgers long-term when they traded up for Jordan Love. Ditto for the San Francisco 49ers when they took Trey Lance third overall in 2021.
So whether Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys like it or not, meeting with a notable QB prospect weeks before the draft is going to lead to speculation that they’re not fully sold on Dak Prescott long-term.
Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Cowboys had a private workout with Purdue signal-caller Aidan O’Connell. Several other teams have set up meetings with the 24-year-old, Pelissero added.
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In the 2021 offseason, the Cowboys handed Prescott a four-year contract extension worth $160 million. Prescott responded by leading Dallas to consecutive 12-win seasons, helping them to the Divisional Round for the first time in four years this past season.
Prescott’s current deal expires in 2025, so it’s not too soon to speculate on his future. If the Cowboys do take a quarterback in one of the early rounds, as opposed to adding players to help them “win now”, it’ll be a strong hint that Jones is considering a future without Prescott.
Needless to say, it should be an interesting next few weeks in Big D as we await the draft.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.