The 2021 offseason is shaping up to be a crazy one for several quarterbacks that might be on the move. One of the biggest names that we know will be switching teams is Matt Stafford.
During this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to get back to the negotiating table and sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal. He is, however, coming off a season-ending injury and the team could slap the franchise tag on him once again.
So it begs the question on if the team just might make a phone call to the Lions about Texas native Matthew Stafford.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter also speculated whether Dallas may now be open to pursuing another quarterback in the future.
“Listen, (the Cowboys-Prescott) situation in the same spot it’s always been. I think both sides would like to try to work out a deal,” Schefter said during Thursday’s episode of Get Up! “The interesting part will be, will the Dallas Cowboys be tempted by any other options that would save that team money and lock in a quarterback they believe in? I think in a perfect world, they resign Dak, Dak resigns there no questions asked. Even in a hypothetical if you’re the Dallas Cowboys, would you make a run at Deshaun Watson who is already under contract long term? Would you entertain offers for Matthew Stafford, who you could have the next two years for $43 million.
“Dak’s franchise tag for just this year alone was over $37 million. There’s a financial component to this. Now, I don’t think they’ll do that. I think they’ll want to keep signing Dak. But at some point in time if they struggle to get a long-term deal, I’m just asking, would they entertain the notion that maybe they should consider trading for another quarterback?”
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman spoke on that topic when asked about it:
“Well, I wouldn’t rule anything past Jerry. I say that as a compliment. I think he’s always trying to figure out what they can do or how he might be able to do something that will give them a chance. But I don’t see Dak not playing in Dallas… Going back to what we were talking about with Brady and Tampa Bay, it just reiterates the importance of that position,” Aikman said on The Musers on 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket.
A long-term extension for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been talked about since 2019, and so far, the only long-term deal is has gotten has came from a beer company.
You can never put anything past Jerry Jones.