10 QB prospects the Cowboys could draft to replace Dak Prescott in 2025

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The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott appear to be at a crossroads. Set to hit free agency in 2025, Prescott could be playing his last season in Dallas. The eight-year veteran is coming of his best season as a pro. He finished second in MVP voting and posted the second-best EPA/play + CPOE composite score (measures effectiveness and accuracy) in the NFL.

Last heard, the Cowboys and Prescott have made little progress in negotiations. Stephen Jones, Dallas’s chief negotiator, and Todd France, Prescott’s hard-nosed agent, have never been on the best of terms. In Prescott’s last deal, signed in 2021, France included a no-trade and no-franchise tag stipulation that removes most of the Cowboys' leverage.

With virtually all leverage on Prescott’s side the Cowboys are unlikely to escape anything short of market-setting money on his next deal. Dallas may not be in a great salary cap situation but it’s more than manageable. Even with CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons also seeking market-setting money, Dallas can responsibly afford to keep all three without major repercussions. The question at hand is, do they want to?

It’s possible a deal will be struck just before the season kicks off this September. But if the Cowboys decide to ride out the year with Prescott unsigned, he’ll be all-but-certain to leave next March.

If the Cowboys re-sign Prescott, they'd be unlikely to target a top QB prospect in the upcoming draft. But if no deal is struck, the Cowboys will most assuredly be looking at all the top QB prospects in the 2025 NFL Draft to fill the massive vacancy at the QB position.

Much can change between now and next April but here are some of the top draft prospects the Cowboys will be looking at if they’re unable to re-sign Dak Prescott to an extension.