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One ESPN Analyst Says the Cowboys Should Deal Dak Prescott For Texans QB Deshaun Watson

The Cowboys still have a massive fiscal decision to make this offseason when it comes to quarterback Dak Prescott, who last season played on a one-year deal under the franchise tag, making just over $30 million.

Prescott, who missed a majority of the season due to injury, is set for another butting of the heads with the Cowboys this offseason, as reports are the Cowboys want to get him inked long term, but as we learned in 2020 that’s easier said than done.

One ESPN analyst has an answer to the situation, one so far out there that it just might make sense for all parties involved.

That answer is to ink Prescott, then trade him to the Houston Texans, who in return would send unhappy QB Deshaun Watson to Big D.

The analyst from ESPN who came up with the idea is the always outspoken Stephen A. Smith, who said on the network today that a deal of Prescott to the Texans for Watson actually does make sense for all parties involved.

Prescott is 27 years old, while Watson is 25, so age isn’t a huge issue as both QB’s have plenty of productive years left in the NFL.

Watson is playing on a four-year, $156 million dollar contract he inked with Houston, a deal that the Cowboys would swallow up if a deal to move Prescott to Houston would actually happen.

It might sound like fantasy football, but in this day and age when all players have to do is say they are “unhappy” and they can get dealt, it might be a move more worth looking into.

Report: Cowboys to Get Prescott Inked Prior to March 9th Franchise Tag Deadline

The Cowboys want to get quarterback Dak Prescott inked prior to the March 9th franchise tag deadline, this according to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Last season Prescott made $31.409 million on the franchise tag, but of course he only played three and a half games before breaking his ankle and ending his season.

The 27-year-old could look to play under the franchise tag again if for some reason the two sides can’t agree on a deal.

Reports say that the tag would pay the quarterback about $37.7 million for the 2021 season.

Dallas owner and GM Jerry Jones has been vocal about thinking the two sides would eventually get a deal done, but until they do, there’s going to be plenty of question marks about what type of money it’s going to take to get him signed.

Prescott is reportedly ahead of schedule injury wise to make it back for the 2021 season, as he had a second surgery about two months after the injury first took place.

Cowboys With Interest In Signing Five-Time Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman

After a season in which the Cowboys defense was abysmal to watch, ranking last in the league, the team is already thinking about bringing in players to help rebound in 2021.

One player the team has spoken about bringing in is five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, who appeared in just five games last season due to injury.

CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker stated that the Cowboys have had internal chats about Sherman, adding him to a defensive backfield that gave up way too many big plays last season.

Sherman is 32 years old, so he’s not the long term answer at corner, but right now he would be a fit the way the team played this past season.

Don’t look for the Cowboys to break the bank on Sherman, as injuries have been an issue the last few seasons for him, as he’s missed 21 games in the last four seasons after he didn’t miss a single contest in his first six years playing in Seattle.

Dallas recently brought in Dan Quinn as the team’s new defensive coordinator, and he was the DC while Sherman was the vocal leader of the Seahawks “Legion of Boom” when they went to back to back Super Bowls.

Jones Talks About the Broncos Saga Sunday at QB, Says Cowboys Had Similar Situation

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke out today about the situation regarding the Denver Broncos and their quarterback saga they faced Sunday when they played the New Orleans Saints.

Kendall Hinton hit just one pass in nine tries for 13 yards with two interceptions in a 31-3 loss to the Saints, this due to the fact that the other quarterbacks on the roster for Denver were not able to play after being in close contact and having to go on the covid-19/reserve list.

Jones knows all too well about having a tough situation at QB in 2020, and talked about it Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan.

“I don’t know that Denver had any more of a challenge than we’ve had with DiNucci or with the young quarterbacks that we’ve had,” Jones said.

Ben DiNucci is the rookie QB that started for the Cowboys against the Eagles back in week eight, and he was pretty bad as the Cowboys fell to Philly 23-9.

The rookie was filling in for Dak Prescott and backup Andy Dalton, both were not able to play due to injury.

DiNucci was a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys this past season, and while he might not be in the same situation Hinton was in, Jones does have a point that it’s been a tough year to watch QB’s around the NFL struggle.

Video: 2-7 Cowboys Travel to Minnesota to Take on the 4-5 Vikings

The Cowboys may get Andy Dalton back under center this week, as at 2-7 the team is hopeful to get back on track as they take on the Vikings on the road.

Minnesota is coming in on a short week, as they beat the Bears on Monday night in Chicago and are currently 4-5 on the year.

Here’s a preview from NFL.com.

Could the Cowboys Be in a Rush at Quarterback Sunday vs the Steelers?

The Cowboys will have a huge test waiting for them Sunday at home when they host the only undefeated team in all of the NFL in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dallas is sitting at 2-6 entering action on Sunday, coming off a prime time loss to the Eagles on Sunday night football.

The Cowboys have lost their quarterback in Dak Prescott, and now they are without backup Andy Dalton, who was hit hard with a concussion a few weeks back, and now Dallas Morning News reporter David Moore says that Dalton is going on the Covid-19 list.

Sunday the Cowboys turned to Ben DiNucci, who went 21-for-40 for 180 yards and was sacked four times in the 23-9 loss.

DiNucci could play better given another week of practice, but as Moore points out, there’s another option on the roster in former Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush.

Rush has been back and forth between the Cowboys and New York Giants, and was brought back to Dallas on October 30th and assigned to the team’s practice squad.

If the Cowboys go to Rush, it might be a week where the team does a lot of razzle dazzle and tries some trick plays to help out Rush.

Another thing that will be key is the Cowboys offensive line, and how they block for whoever plays at quarterback.

Andy Dalton Attending QB Meetings, Not Ready to Take the Practice Field

Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton is getting closer to being back after suffering a concussion after a cheap shot from Washington’s Jeff Bostic in last Sunday’s loss in D.C.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said today that Dalton has been taking part in quarterback meetings, but as far as taking the practice field, he’s not ready to do that just yet.

If Dalton can’t go Sunday against the Eagles, Dallas will go with draft pick Ben DiNucci. A report from the Cowboys official site on Wednesday said that the team is going to ink former quarterback Cooper Rush, who was let go at end of 2020 training camp.

Video: Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe Discuss the Cowboys Moving Forward

The Cowboys are moving forward without Dak Prescott after the QB suffered a season-ending ankle injury during their win over the New York Giants on Sunday.

With Dak playing this season on the franchise tag, there have already been whispers that we may have just seen Prescott’s last game in a Dallas uniform.

One anonymous exec even told The Athletic that Jerry Jones & the Cowboys could be tempted to move forward with a discounted Andy Dalton next season. Hear what Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe have to say about Dak’s situation with the Cowboys.