3 players the Cowboys should put on trade block during 2024 NFL Draft

The Cowboys need to decide how they want to handle these 3 players who are in the final year of their deals
Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott
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1. Dak Prescott, QB

First off, this idea should never have to be approached, but here we are.

For whatever reason, the Cowboys front office wants to go in front of the camera and tout their belief that Dak Prescott can take them to the Super Bowl. They also often give contradictory statements where they blame Prescott for their failure to win.

Of course, they're not saying he doesn't have the talent to be a championship quarterback, but paying him market value makes it impossible to add the necessary talent around him to succeed. This is their way of negotiating through the media as the billionaire owner wants the fans to believe the players are the greedy ones – when fans actually pay to see the players and they're the ones who risk their bodies. They also have short careers, which limits their ability to maximize their worth.

That being said, they're not greedy for taking the money, they're smart. It's just the Jones family being cheap.

In the end, they're likely going to break down and pay Prescott, which they should. What they can't do, however, is find themselves in the same situation as the Minnesota Vikings were this year. Minnesota let Kirk Cousins walk and they have no quarterback and no additional draft capital to replace him.

Dallas has to make their decision on Prescott now — not later. He has all the leverage since he cannot be hit with the franchise tag, so they must pay him or allow him to seek a trade (he also has a no-trade clause). If they don't want to pay the money and believe a rebuild is in order, he should be traded for a reset.

If the Houston Texans got three first-round picks for Deshaun Watson, Dallas can get this for Dak. And we've seen how quickly they turned things around. Make the decision and don't look back — either way.

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