Adam Schefter's top Dak Prescott landing spot is nightmare fuel for Cowboys fans

Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) takes the field
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) takes the field / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Dallas Cowboys don't learn from their mistakes, they're choosing to play the long game with Dak Prescott's contract negotiations. Their stubbornness and stinginess from Prescott's first negotiation process is why we're here in the first place.

With no extension in place, the worst-case scenario has suddenly entered the realm of possibility: Prescott doesn't re-sign with the Cowboys between now and January and hits unrestricted free agency next March.

Reports have since contradicted the idea that Dallas is clearing a path for Prescott to reach free agency, but nothing about the current situation is ideal. If Prescott were to hit the open market, he'd have a laundry list of suitors as the best free agent quarterback in recent memory.

Ideally, Prescott would sign with an AFC team. That would certainly lessen the blow of him leaving, but multiple NFC clubs have holes at quarterback. Worse than that is the fact ESPN insider Adam Schefter believes an NFC East team could be hot after Prescott in 2025.

Adam Schefter thinks the Giants will pursue Cowboys QB Dak Prescott in 2025.

Here's what Schefter said about Prescott's market on the Pat McAfee Show.

"Dak, to me, is a really good quarterback. If and when he becomes a free agent next year, Dallas may want him back. But there might be a quarterback-needy team like the Giants, the Commanders -- who knows -- we can go through the list right now. There will be no shortage of suitors."

Prescott going to the Giants would be a nightmare for Cowboys fans. Putting the optic of Prescott joining a divisional rival aside, Dallas has owned New York over the last seven years largely thanks to Prescott. It stands to reason that domination would end if Prescott left for East Rutherford.

Equipped with the No. 6 overall pick, the Giants are in a precarious spot in the draft. It's no guarantee they net one of the top three QB prospects. Do they reach on Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, who some draft experts view as a late first-round pick? Or do they stand pat and take a WR like LSU's Malik Nabers?

The Giants aren't a lock to come out of this year's draft with their QB of the future. Incumbent starter Daniel Jones has no guaranteed money left on his contract after 2024. General manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll are purportedly chomping at the bit to get out of that deal.

It's easy to picture a world in which New York still needs a QB in 2025. Schoen and Daboll are under immense pressure after a lousy 2023 season. Signing Prescott would give them a top 7-ish player at the position to complement a roster that continues to add more talent. It's not hard to connect the dots here.

The idea of Prescott joining a rival -- or any team in the conference -- should given the Cowboys all the incentive necessary to get a deal across the finish line.

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