By now you are well aware that the Dallas Cowboys did not strike a long-term agreement with Dak Prescott on Wednesday and that as a result he will have to play the upcoming season on the franchise tag. There remains a level of puzzlement as to how a deal didn’t get done, though. It is generally understood that the Cowboys want Dak to be their quarterback of the future. So why not pay him what is undeniably a large amount of money, but what it takes to lock down a quarterback? We simply do not know.
As it stands, Dak and the Cowboys are connected at the very least for the 2020 season, but beyond that is technically an unknown. Dallas could choose to place the franchise tag on him again next year or perhaps things will work out towards a multiyear deal, another alternative is that the two parties go their separate ways.
There are now odds for where Dak Prescott will be playing in 2021
If the Cowboys and Dak were to go in different directions next year then there are without question NFL teams that would be interested in the quarterback. Who, though?
Wondering where Dak could end up outside of Dallas is an interesting exercise at the very least that some are already partaking in, but others are going in slightly different directions. Our friends at BetOnline actually have odds on potential destinations for number four; these are odds for teams other than the Cowboys.
Dak Prescott team in Week 1 of 2021 regular season
Chicago Bears 7/1
Las Vegas Raiders 10/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 10/1
Carolina Panthers 12/1
New England Patriots 12/1
Detroit Lions 14/1
Tennessee Titans 14/1
Miami Dolphins 16/1
Buffalo Bills 18/1
Cincinnati Bengals 20/1
New York Jets 20/1
Houston Texans 25/1
***Note: Must play for one of these teams in 2021 for action.
The Indianapolis Colts would be rather fascinating considering their head coach, Frank Reich, is renowned for his work with quarterbacks specifically. He is heralded as one of the reasons that Carson Wentz elevated his game to another level in 2017.
Of course it would be interesting if Dak ended up in Minnesota and replaced Kirk Cousins when it was Cousins who paved the way for a quarterback to take the franchise tag to the ultimate level. These are all hypothetical, of course, and the Dallas Cowboys still have a lot of say in the matter.
Expectations are going to be insanely high for Dak Prescott in 2020 and such is life as the Cowboys quarterback. If he delivers on them the already-high payday is going to be even higher. Hopefully Dallas is ready for that.