Dallas Cowboys QB
Choice No. 2: Matthew Stafford
Although Stafford turns 33 on February 7th, the Dallas native can still play and has plenty of years left in the tank. Unlike Watson, Dallas doesn’t have to surrender a lot of draft capital to trade for Stafford because Dallas can present Dak’s value as one that far outweighs Stafford’s, and the Detroit Lions might be the ones surrendering a plethora of draft picks to secure Dak’s services.
Dallas can afford Stafford, and use the unused $37 million franchise tag amount on signing key free agents for their defense. With Stafford playing with offensive weapons galore and an improved defense, Dallas can easily win the NFC East and be postseason contenders.
Let’s be mindful that Stafford threw for 4,084 yards, 26 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and completed 64.2 percent of his passes on an awful team last season. In Jerry’s and Stephen’s mind, he’ll perform much better and they don’t have to backup the Brink’s truck for his services.
In today’s NFL, Stafford can easily play to age 40 or beyond. For example, if Stafford can play to play to age 41 and deliver Dallas a SB, then it will be well worth it to Dallas’ brass. Being a native son of Dallas, I’m sure Stafford dreamt of wearing that star and all the money that comes with it.
Several teams are rumored to be interested in Stafford because he’s viewed as an affordable option that could be the missing link. Stafford isn’t elite but he’s a bargain buy who can take a talented team to the next level. That’s probably music to cheap man Stephen Jones’ ears.