It seems like Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is all about making bad decisions as he manages the personnel decisions. After trading away star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and bringing in former Rams receiver Brandin Cooks, it appears that star quarterback Deshaun Watson is ready to be set up for failure.
While the Texans in-state counterpart is dealing with their own issues, this hypothetical could help all parties.
The Cowboys are reluctant to give quarterback Dak Prescott the money he is looking for. The team franchise tagged the 26-year old quarterback after failing to come to terms on an extension.
While Watson appears ready to leave the Texans, maybe the Cowboys could lend a hand.
What if the Cowboys traded Prescott and a first-round pick to the Texans for Watson? Watson’s deal does not end until after the 2021 season. The Cowboys could have two years to figure out his contract extension.
The Texans could afford Prescott. Houston owns the 10th-highest cap room in the NFL at $19.47 million. A few contracts could be restructured, and boom, you have your quarterback.
Meanwhile, Watson is throwing deep balls to Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup for two more years, while Ezekiel Elliott is pounding the run.
Texas would be flipped upside down.
Will this happen? It’s very unlikely, but Prescott and the Cowboys need to figure out their mess. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic and NFL Trade Rumors, Prescott is not going to participate in virtual team activities until he gets a new deal.