It’s clear that Dak Prescott wants the Cowboys to overpay for him, while it’s also clear the Cowboys are not going to do that.
It might be time for a quarterback tryout under new coach Mike McCarthy.
Repeatedly, the Cowboys have stated that Prescott is their guy; however, Prescott dropped the ball against winning teams in 2019. There is one guy that would be perfect to bring in and that is Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts.
If Hurts falls to the third round, the Cowboys could draft him at No. 82. The Cowboys have already shown interest in conducting a virtual interview with him. Not to mention, it wouldn’t hurt to remind Prescott that he is replaceable.
To be frank, Pescott put up career numbers last year, but he was a negative factor in must-win games. Remember the 10 points against the New Orleans Saints? What about his poor performance against the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets? There was also that must-win game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hurts would put more pressure on Prescott to succeed than Cooper Rush, who has four yards passing in his career.
Let’s be clear. We aren’t saying that Hurts would take Prescott’s job; however, it would scare him more than somebody like Rush. The fact that the Cowboys used a draft pick signifies their belief in him. Anybody else would be an obvious backup, even though Hurts would clearly be a backup quarterback in 2020.
Hurts may not be available by then. ESPN’s Mel Kiper believes the Pittsburgh Steelers will use their second-round pick at No. 42 on him. The Cowboys may need to orchestrate a trade, or just hope that he falls.