Dak Prescott has suffered a season-ending injury and was playing on the franchise tag. His future is unclear, but ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that the Cowboys will not be looking at a quarterback in the 2021 draft.
“As it stands, the Cowboys are in position to have a top-five pick in the draft next spring, but quarterback will not be among the team’s priorities, according to Stephen Jones,” Archer writes, via ESPN.com. “The Cowboys have wanted to re-sign Dak Prescott all along and could use the franchise tag at a cost of $37.7 million. ‘Dak is our quarterback and we’re so fired up about him and him leading us in the future,’ Jones said.”
This mirrors what executive vice president Stephen Jones said on the matter. The 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.”
Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during the third quarter of Dallas’ 37-34 win over the New York Giants. The injury required surgery late Sunday night, but the updates provided signaled that Prescott will likely make a full recovery.
The Cowboys, 2-7, are in the midst of a downward spiral after falling to the Steelers on Sunday.