Dallas Cowboys might have to rethink their draft strategy

Dallas Cowboys, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide
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Draft their Quarterback of the future

The Dallas Cowboys will head into this offseason with one very important question looming, what should the team do with its starting quarterback Dak Prescott? Prescott is coming off a gruesome, season-ending ankle injury and will once again be looking for a lucrative long-term extension with Dallas.

Given the plethora of needs that Dallas has on both sides of the ball, some fans have questioned whether it would be wiser to let Prescott walk this offseason while bringing in his replacement through free agency or the draft. Obviously, this conversation would have been more interesting if the organization still held a top-five draft pick, but it is still a possibility the team might consider.

If Dallas wins the NFC East and (presumably) loses in the wildcard round in the playoffs it will enter the 2021 NFL Draft with the 19th overall pick. With that position, the team might be able to select either Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, or NDSU quarterback Trey Lance.

Out of those prospects, Lance is considered the one with the highest ceiling by most analysts. However, he is also the most likely of the three to be selected in the top 15. Regardless, Dallas could use their mid-round draft pick to try and find their quarterback of the future while possibly resigning quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal while they develop.