Just like last offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have a huge decision to make with QB Dak Prescott. At the same time, Matt Stafford is expected to make his departure from the Detroit Lions and he is now being rumored to land with Dallas.
In his list of “top potential trade destinations,” Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Risdon speculated that Dallas could make a run at Stafford by offering a trade package that includes their first-round pick (No. 10 overall) and starting wide receiver Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup.
“The Dallas Cowboys now have another alternative if they choose to move on from pending free agent Dak Prescott, who is coming off a serious injury,” Risdon wrote. “Stafford is a Texas native and has the type of physical arm talent that has made Cowboys owner Jerry Jones weak in the knees before.
Stafford’s salary with bonuses comes cheaper than what it would take for the Cowboys to use the franchise tag on Prescott once again, and Stafford is fully healthy relative to the younger Prescott. The Cowboys have some wide receiver depth (Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper) that could sweeten the pot along with their No. 10 overall draft pick in any deal with Detroit.”
Stafford has thrown for over 45,000 yards, 282 touchdowns, and 141 interceptions across 165 games, bt has never found success in the playoffs, with his only berth coming in 201.
Dak is coming off a serious ankle injury that ended his season, but is expected to recover and be ready for the start of the 2021 season. It remains to be seen if he will be on the franchise tag or signed to a longterm deal.