3 Dak Prescott replacements Cowboys should target who’d be better than Trey Lance

Trey Lance might not be the answer for the Cowboys if Dak Prescott walks

Dallas Cowboys, Trey Lance
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2. Bo Nix

If Dallas didn't want to go for a bridge quarterback, they could turn to the NFL Draft for their next long-term starter. Unfortunately, the options in 2025 aren't looking great at this point — and no Shedeur Sanders isn't the savior.

The 2024 class, however, has a lot of talent. Near the top, there's Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels who will all go early. There's also a chance J.J. McCarthy goes in the top 10 and Michael Penix has been getting some love as well thanks to his growth after joining Washington.

Another signal-caller who gets lost in the crowd is Bo Nix from Oregon. Like Penix, Nix spent a long time in the NCAA.

He began his career in 2019 with Auburn and was there for three seasons. He never broke out for the Tigers and transferred to Oregon before the 2022 campaign. Once there, he had a good season with 3,593 yards and 29 touchdown passes against seven picks. In 2023, he put those numbers to shame.

As a redshirt senior, Nix had 4,508 yards with 45 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

In addition to his work with his arm, Nix proved he can hurt teams with his legs. He finished his collegiate career with 38 rushing touchdowns, 20 of which came in Oregon.

Nix has plenty of arm strength to be an NFL quarterback and while he needs to clean up his footwork, he has the look of a first-round pick. In this class, he might slide into Round 2. Dallas could walk away from this draft with a plan in place if they were to trade down, add extra capital, and groom Nix for a year before handing him the reins.