CBS Sports suggests wild Dak Prescott to the Dolphins trade on draft day

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The Dallas Cowboys have some decisions to make this offseason, especially when it comes to quarterback Dak Prescott. He has been searching for a new contract from the Cowboys, but the franchise tag is seeming more and more likely. Now, there could be a trade scenario that ends up sending him to the Miami Dolphins.

CBS Sports has suggested a crazy draft day trade that sends Prescott to the Dolphins in exchange for the No. 5 and the No. 18 overall picks.

If Miami is willing to give up No. 5 and No. 18, the Cowboys pull the trigger and go sign a free agent. If you’re Miami, you do that right? Two picks — probably less than the cost of getting Tua in a trade up — and you land Dak. You can hand him $40 million and get down to the business of building out your roster.

Prescott would be a massive addition for the Dolphins, who have been searching for a franchise quarterback for years. Dallas, on the other hand, would be moving on without having to pay big bucks to lock Prescott up long-term. Drafting Tua Tagovailoa would be a great replacement.

Last season with the Cowboys, Prescott ended up completing 65.1 percent of his pass attempts for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also picked up 277 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Miami would immediately become an intriguing team to keep an eye on. They have plenty of cap room and could make some other moves after acquiring Prescott.

Dallas, on the other hand, would be able to take Tagovailoa and another talented young player at No. 18. They also have the No. 17 overall pick in the draft, which would give them back-to-back picks.

While this move likely won’t end up happening, it is intriguing to think about. If the Cowboys don’t feel like they can afford Prescott long-term, a tag-and-trade scenario could make a lot of sense.

2 Comments

  1. Not a good candidate for what Miami wants. Dak will be expensive to sign, and unlike other great QBs, is not willing to compromise. Also to get him in a trade, it will be expensive (At least a 1st, and another high draft pick), Miami realistically will have a chance at Tua, or Herbert, with possibly a slim chance at Burrows.

    All will be cheap salary wise, will only cost the #5 pick, and all possibly could be as good or better then Dak.

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