5 moves Cowboys should make before 2021 season begins

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Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Cooper Rush (10), Garrett Gilbert (3) and quarterback Dak Prescott (4) (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys are once again entering the upcoming regular season with playoff hopes. That after having those hopes dashed primarily due to a season-ending ankle injury suffered by quarterback Dak Prescott in Week Five.

With Prescott back in form and following a slew of offseason changes that included the hiring of a new defensive coordinator in Dan Quinn, the Cowboys are set to kick off training camp next month with a renewed hope.

Still, are there some moves the Cowboys can make this summer to help improve America’s Team? We believe there are. And here’s our best guess at the top five …

Upgrade the quarterback position

After signing a massive four-year, $160 million contract extension earlier this year, Prescott is undoubtedly the starting quarterback for the Cowboys entering the 2021 regular season. And his health will likely be the biggest storyline to follow throughout training camp.

But the Cowboys are apparently still looking for Prescott’s primary backup. That after recent visits from veteran free agent passers like Jeff Driskel and Brett Hundley. Dallas currently has a slew of inexperienced passers on the depth chart behind Prescott in Garrett Gilbert, Cooper Rush, and Ben DiNucci.

While Gilbert showed the most potential last season in his first NFL start, none of them have the talent or experience Andy Dalton possessed when he signed a one-year deal in Dallas last season. So Dallas making a move for a more talented backup quarterback appears to be on the horizon.