The question is not unfair. Will the Dallas Cowboys consider drafting a quarterback in the NFL 2020 Draft?
The Cowboys face uncertainty as quarterback Dak Prescott remains under the franchise tag without a long-term deal. With a few options in the middle-rounds, the Cowboys could use one of their picks as an insurance policy.
Executive VP Stephen Jones commented on the matter, when asked by members of the 105.3 The Fan’s broadcast team.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with Dak’s contract in terms of our interest in a quarterback,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday. “I think we’re big believers — Mike [McCarthy] was up in Green Bay where they continually drafted quarterbacks up there. We’re always looking to get better.”
According to NFLTradeRumors, Prescott will not be participating in virtual team activities until he receives a contract extension.
According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Prescott could participate. He is just choosing not to do it.
“Stephen Jones on @1053thefan on Dak Prescott’s participation in the offseason program: “He certainly was sent an iPad and I know he can participate. For every player, it’s voluntary…I’m not aware and haven’t been made aware of to what degree Dak’s participation level would be.”
Prescott’s contract negotiations have been a season-long story. We could see a similar situation to Ezekei Elliott last year, who held out until the week before the season began.
This is why the Cowboys are rumored to be taking a quarterback in this year’s draft. Those options could include James Morgan of FIU or Jacob Eason from Washington.