Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s future with the team is in the spotlight after a lackluster performance in the 2024 playoffs.
Speculation regarding Prescott’s contract extension has been rampant, with the Denver Broncos emerging as a potential suitor.
A regular season big man, Prescott has some impressive stats. But his record in high-stakes games paints a different picture.
Needless to say, his postseason performance wasn’t great, mirroring the trajectory of quarterbacks like Kirk Cousins. Given their recent playoff woes, the Dallas Cowboys could decide to make a bold move with a trade for Prescott still off the table.
On the other hand, the Denver Broncos could wait to trade Prescott. Considering the recent quarterback Russell Wilson, he could be on the verge of leaving due to financial difficulties and average performance on the field.
Several other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Raiders and Atlanta Falcons, have been identified as potential destinations for Prescott given their quarterback needs and draft position.
However, the Broncos’ interest in Prescott may increase due to the presence of coach Sean Payton, who has the leadership skills to lead Prescott to postseason success.
Prescott could provide a temporary solution to the Broncos’ quarterback woes, but his financial needs could pose significant challenges.
Big-name quarterbacks come with a hefty price tag, and Prescott is no exception. The Broncos may wonder if their investment in Prescott is a permanent move or a tool to help fix deeper issues.
The success of several teams with homegrown quarterbacks in the playoffs presents a compelling argument for the Broncos to develop a draft pick into their future leader, instead of chasing expensive, high-profile names.
The Broncos’ strategy of acquiring a veteran quarterback has produced mixed results in the past, and it remains to be seen whether bringing in Prescott, another veteran but expensive player, will be a significant upgrade or just another short-term fix.