4 teams Dak Prescott could leave the Cowboys for next offseason

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Stop us if you've seen this before, but contract negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have hit a snag. It appears Prescott could play out the final year of his contract in 2024 and potentially reach free agency next offseason.

We won't believe that until it actually happens, but the door has crept open for 2024 to be Prescott's final season with the Cowboys. It's always possible Prescott and Dallas reach an agreement after the season, but if he's allowed to test the open market he will have no shortage of suitors.

Good quarterback play is hard to come by in the NFL and Prescott would be the best free agent at the position in recent memory. A 35-year-old Kirk Cousins coming off a torn Achilles got a four-year, $180 million deal from the Falcons.

Prescott is going to fetch a lot more than that and he'll likely have a bidding war of teams vying for his signature. Here are the most likely teams that will pursue the two-time Pro Bowler if he reaches free agency.

4. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks confused just about everyone when they traded for Commanders quarterback Sam Howell after they shipped Drew Lock to the Giants.

Granted, every team needs a backup, but that wasn't exactly a vote of confidence in starter Geno Smith. Smith has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons, throwing for 50 touchdowns to just 19 interceptions while completing over 67% of his passes. Smith also finished ninth in MVP voting in 2022.

Those are nice stats, but Seattle is just 18-16 over that span with zero playoff wins. They missed the playoffs entirely in 2023. The Seahawks don't have much cap space in 2025, but cutting or trading Smith would save $25 million and they have decisions to make on Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf and Leonard Williams, each of whom have cap hits north of $29 million.

By the time Seattle performs some housekeeping, they'll have more than enough cap room to sign Prescott. They're defense is in good hands with head coach Mike Macdonald and they have plenty of firepower on offense in Metcalf, Lockett and running backs Kenneth Walker and Zach Charbonnet.

A move to the Pacific Northwest could entice Prescott.