The Dallas Cowboys will face several tough questions in the offseason. Which quarterback to start may be the toughest, hypothetically.
Should the Dallas Cowboys at least consider trading quarterback Dak Prescott? Okay, let me start of by saying this premise is utterly ridiculous and I do not condone it in any fashion. But it has been a topic of conversation as analysts probe every option under center for America’s Team during this offseason.
And it is a question that, at some point, comes up when you have two franchise quarterbacks on the same roster. Which one goes? Which on stays? While it’s backwards to think of trading a rookie Pro Bowler over a soon-to-be 37-year old, injury prone veteran, the possible results could be quite astonishing.
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Trading Prescott would imply that that was the Cowboys plan all along as their rookie quarterback ascended to heights few players have achieved in their first season in the NFL. Veteran quarterback, Tony Romo would take the reigns now that he is fully healthy for several final runs with a fully loaded Cowboys team.
Dak would be worth a ton coming off his terrific season and teams could be willing to sell house and home ot acquire the Cowboys starter. The Cleveland Browns would seemingly make the most sense especially if they parted with their first round picks.
Basically teams would have to part with multiple high draft picks and possibly players because realistically the trade market for a franchise quarterback is sky high. The Cowboys could hypothetically upgrade several aspects of their team while focusing on the future.
Why this would never happen
It is not often a team finds their franchise quarterback and when they do they build around that player for years to come. Prescott was a Cowboy before anyone knew he was a Cowboy. He preaches what head coach Jason Garrett and the organization has preached for the last 10 years.
Prescott is also a student of the game as his preparation and dedication to get better is miles ahead of any of the quarterbacks in his age group. The Cowboys could also get a similar amount for Romo as he still remains one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
While dealing Tony is painful it is inevitable especially with his monstrous contract and age. Dallas has also spent so much time preparing for the future and building this roster with young players it simply would not make sense to hand the reigns back over to Romo.
At the end of the day, Dak Prescott leading the charge would just allow the Dallas Cowboys to build a more effective team as a whole.