Surprise Trey Lance Trade Rumor Emerges From Combine

A trade rumor involving Dallas Cowboys QB Trey Lance has emerged from the NFL Scouting Combine.

October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Trey Lance (15) before the
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Trey Lance (15) before the / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There is plenty of attention on the Dallas Cowboys right now as they head into a massive offseason. The team's quarterback situation is one many are keeping an eye on, as Dallas contemplates whether or not to extend starter Dak Prescott.

However, it turns out another QB behind him could be on the move this spring.

NFL Network's Rich Eisen said on first show following the Scouting Combine that he's heard the Minnesota Vikings could pursue Cowboys backup Trey Lance in a trade this offseason. Eisen points out Lance is from the state and could help solve the Vikings' own signal-caller dilemma as Kirk Cousins ponder a move elsewhere.

It's not a total surprise teams are sniffing around Lance. After all, former top-10 pick quarterbacks continue to generate interest years after they were drafted. The allure of unearthing untapped potential is too strong to pass up.

However, it is a bit of shock Lance is being looked at as a possible Cousins successor. While the latter has his faults, he's still been one of the league's most consistent and productive QBs since 2015. Meanwhile, Lance has just four total starts under his belt since 2021 and remains a relative unknown in terms of his NFL play.

Having a QB get legit trade inquiries is a dream come true for a contender like the Cowboys. Yet, their own quarterback uncertainty may complicate a deal. If Prescott is possibly on his way out, it's worth holding onto Lance and seeing if he can be the next great Dallas signal-caller.

Eisen did suggest Minnesota may offer a third-round pick to acquire Lance's services, which would be a nice return after the Cowboys landed him for a fifth-rounder. However, the team must think about the long game here, so a solid deal now may not be a win down the line.

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