Just one look at the Dallas Cowboys last season without Dak Prescott behind center, and you saw just how important he was to the team’s offense. Apparently, the front office still didn’t see enough as both sides continue to negotiate a long-term deal that both sides would be happy with going forward.
If it was up to ESPN, the Cowboys would have one clear answer in the discussions.
ESPN has suggested a “daring” move for the Cowboys to let Dak Prescott walk in free agency.
Let Dak Prescott walk in free agency, trade up and draft a quarterback
“Prescott isn’t overrated. Both QBR and passing DVOA identified him as a top-eight passer in 2019 and 2020 before his injury. But the favorable situation that Prescott has enjoyed with excellent pass protection and skill-player talent in recent seasons could prop up a lesser quarterback. It did so for Andy Dalton in 2020; many fans missed his bounce-back 53.8 QBR in the shadows of defense-driven losses and Dalton’s poor play in prime-time games. And it likely propped up Prescott in his rookie season in 2016 when a Tony Romo injury thrust the fourth-rounder into an unexpected starting role.”
That is a bold move for a team that could do nothing without Dak and would now have to hope to find a viable QB in the Draft.