4 teams Dak Prescott could leave the Cowboys for next offseason

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1. New England Patriots

The Patriots are positioned to select a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick, but new head coach Jerod Mayo hasn't commited to doing so. It would obviously be foolish of Mayo to reveal the team's intentions, but it seems New England isn't a lock to draft a quarterback.

It's been rumored that the Pats don't love UNC's Drake Maye, who could be the top QB available assuming Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels go one and two to the Bears and Commanders, respectively.

Additionally, Mayo has hinted at the possibility of trading back to stockpile more picks. Having a QB on a rookie deal is the easiest path to get to a Super Bowl, but it stands to reason the Patriots don't want to risk whiffing on another QB after the Mac Jones experiment went up in flames.

New England will have the most cap space in the league next year at a whopping $159.9 million, according to Over The Cap. That's more than enough to afford Prescott, who'll likely command north of $60 million per year.

The Pats needs to build up their receiving corps, but they already have a dependable tight end locked up in Hunter Henry and a promising tandem of running backs in Rhamondre Stevenson and Antonio Gibson. They have a strong defense and are seemingly a QB and WR1 away from getting back into contention.

Signing Prescott would leave them one piece away and they could draft Marvin Harrison Jr. third overall and sign a big-ticket free agent next year. For what it's worth, the 2025 free agent class of WRs is absolutely stacked.

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