The Dallas Cowboys are slowly heading towards a top-5 draft pick in 2021.
After a 23-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the team will take on the 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers. In all likelihood, barring any miracles, the Cowboys will be 2-7 after next week.
With Dak Prescott scheduled to be a free agent, some believe that the Cowboys should undergo a major rebuild. On Wednesday’s edition of The Herd, Colin Cowherd called for the Cowboys to consider drafting Justin Fields out of Ohio State. He believes that the Cowboys could be in the top-3.
“(Cowboys owner) Jerry Jones is getting close to 75-80 years old. Are we sure they would pass on him?” Cowherd argued. “He would be the No. 1 pick in any other draft that didn’t have Trevor Lawrence or Andrew Luck in it.”
It’s an interesting thought. By doing this, the Cowboys would save a boatload of money by not paying Prescott north of $35 million per year. The Cowboys have so many holes on defense that the team could use the money there. The Cowboys have Zeke and Amari Cooper tied to the team for at least three more years.
The Cowboys could give Fields one year to grow and then look to contend in 2022. However, this is very unlikely as the Cowboys have commented on Prescott’s future.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones took care of that in a second after Prescott went down against the Giants. The Dallas Cowboys VP expressed that Dak Prescott is the team’s future, via Clarence HIll Jr.
“He is our future. He is special,” said Jones. “If anyone can overcome this, it will be Dak. Our doctors feel good he will be able to overcome it and be better than ever.”