Dallas Cowboys – Dak Prescott trade options (3 teams)

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Now that the dust has settled, wounds have started to heal and the Dallas Cowboys have exited playoffs stage left, fans are beginning to wonder what the team will look like next season.

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. Will Left Tackle Tyron Smith be back on the team, or will Jerry & co. decide to move on with Tyler Smith? Will the team bite on the rumors of an Ezekiel Elliott desired contract restructure? Will Tony Pollard get the franchise tag?  What will the defensive backfield look like in 2023-2024?

The Dallas Cowboys will go through their typical offseason cycle and/or recycle. They will make almost all of their picks and compensatory picks in the NFL draft. They’ll re-sign some of their own players. And there will be the Dallas Cowboys patented bargain basement shopping of free agents to supplement their roster.

However, one position will likely remain unchanged next season. That is the quarterback position currently held by one, Dak Prescott.

Let the record show that Dak really has all of the contract leverage. First and most importantly, he has a “no-trade” clause built in his contract. Additionally, he will count $49 million and $53 million against the cap over the next two seasons. Yikes.

The Dallas Cowboys stepped into this position eyes wide open, and they are now paying the piper. However, the Cowboys do not have to stand idly by as other teams improve. They have options at least to explore.

Dak Prescott is a tradeable commodity and if the Dallas Cowboys want to move on, options are available

If they truly believe they have reached their ceiling with Dak Prescott, they should at least try to move off the maligned quarterback before they lose any of the remaining trade value. The Cowboys are known for overplaying their hand.

It’s not financially impossible and it’s ultra aggressive but you should never be lukewarm about your franchise quarterback. Dallas, you never know. Dak maybe looking for a way out and just doesn’t know how to approach it.

Let’s give the Dallas Cowboys and Dak a push in the mutually beneficial direction.