As the Dallas Cowboys continue to descend in the wins column, they are ascending in another column. The Cowboys have now slid into the third overall draft pick as things stand today. That is a lot of draft capital, and opinions about how they may use it are already being bandied about.
When you are that high in the draft, attention always turns toward quarterbacks. Right now, players like Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are likely going to be there are the top of the first round, and that has some asking whether the Cowboys might go in that direction. With Dak Prescott scheduled to be a free agent when the 2020 season is over, there is some open territory as to what might come. Especially with Prescott recovering from a gruesome injury.
If you think Stephen or Jerry Jones are thing about drafting a quarterback, think again. Yesterday Stephen Jones said Prescott is their guy.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones was asked about the possibility of Dallas having a top pick in the 2021 draft and if they’d consider taking a QB:— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 9, 2020
“Dak’s our quarterback. We’re so fired up about him and him leading us into the future.”
His father, Jerry, backed that up today when he said it was crazy to think the Cowboys will draft a quarterback.
Jones was asked Tuesday morning on Shan and RJ if “it’s crazy” to bring up the idea of taking a quarterback with a high first-round pick?
“Yes, you ask me if it’s crazy to bring the idea up? And I’ve answered it, yes. It’s not the thing to be talking about at all. Dak is our quarterback.”
The Cowboys do have control over Prescott for the 2021 season if they choose, even if it will cost them an arm and a leg with a second franchise tag. Obviously, that’s not the way either side would want to go as they would like to reach terms on a long-term deal that would keep Prescott in Dallas through his prime years.
Of course, there is a long way to go before the time comes for the 2021 draft. So many things can happen between now and then, but if you believe the Joneses, it won’t be Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields under center for the Cowboys - it will be Dak Prescott.