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    3 Key Dates in Dak Prescott Contract Saga

    The and Dak Prescott have been at the negotiation table on and off now for the last three offseasons, and things are nearing a resolution, one way or another. Some sources are saying a deal is close. Others are saying it's not. It's difficult to tell just how close they are to concluding the ongoing contract negotiations. However, several key dates are coming up that could pressure the two sides to reach an agreement.

    We're in the endgame now.

    Deadline to Use the Franchise Tag: March 9th, 2021

    The period opened for NFL teams on February 23rd. Franchises that wish to utilize the franchise tag will have to do so by March 9th, nine days before the opening of NFL .

    There have been reports that the Dallas Cowboys would like to avoid using the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, which would lock their cap up with a $37.7 million cap hold whether he signs the tag or not. However, if they get to this date and don't have a deal in place, it's a near guarantee that they'll place the tag on Prescott to keep him in Dallas while they continue to work on a long-term contract.

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    That franchise tag hold doesn't allow the Cowboys any cap-hit flexibility. A long-term contract would allow them to lessen the year-one cap hit, pushing larger cap hits later in the deal through the structuring of the contract. It doesn't change his money, just how it's accounted for. That's why it's so important they get a deal done by the start of free agency. It provides them with more cap flexibility.

    Free Agency Legal Tampering Period, March 15th and Opening of Free Agency March 17th

    From March 15th to March 17th, teams can begin negotiating with outside in the “legal tampering period.” Why is this important? Well, if the Cowboys have the franchise tag placed on Dak Prescott and that $37.7 million cap hold is in place, they'll be in a tough spot to negotiate any deals with outside free agents.

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    Even if they restructured and 's contracts, they'd still be hard-pressed to get under the by the start of the league year. If they want to have any hopes of negotiating with any potential additions, they need to have a long-term contract in place.

    While they can't officially agree to any deals until March 17th, the Cowboys need to know what Prescott's 2021 salary cap hold will be by the time free agency opens on the 17th. Though they aren't generally players in the early stages of free agency, the longer the $37.7 million cap hold lingers on their books, the more difficult it will be to improve the Dallas Cowboys.

    If they have any hopes of retooling their roster or improving one of the league's worst defenses during free agency, carrying Dak Prescott's franchise tag hold into free agency is mismanagement of their roster-building goals.

    Franchise Tag Deadline: July 15th, 2021

    While the first two dates listed are soft deadlines that put the team in a better position to be players in free agency or through trades, the actual physical deadline to reach an agreement on a long-term contract comes on July 15th, before the start of . If Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys can't reach an agreement on a long-term contract by this date, Prescott plays on the tag in 2021.

    Then we get to restart this whole mess over again in the of 2022. Yay. 

    Prescott's franchise tag number would balloon to $54.3 million for 2022. If you think it'll be hard to fit $37.7 million under the 2021 salary cap, then it will be near impossible to fit $54.3 million under the 2022 salary cap. As there remains uncertainty about how many fans will be allowed in attendance, teams may see a shortfall in projected revenue again in 2021. That could potentially hinder the salary cap's growth in 2022, thus making it more difficult to get an expensive third franchise tag under the salary cap threshold.

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    A deal may or may not be imminent at this time. However, it's important to note that the longer this plays out, the more it hinders the Cowboys' opportunity to improve their squad through free agency. This is why I remain optimistic that the two sides will come to an agreement by the time free agency opens on March 17th. The Cowboys need the flexibility they gain in a long-term contract in order to go shopping in free agency. To do anything else would be a gross mismanagement of the team by the .

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    Sam

    Dear Cowboys front office: Tell Dak we have ONE week to get a deal done otherwise we will place the transition tag on him to better assess market value and create best opportunity and value for the player and participating clubs.

    Win, win, win.

    Don Howard

    Put the non-exclusive tag on him and really see what his market value is and if another team wants to pay him 40 by all means let them have him get some picks and blow the whole team up and start over because Dallas is a long way from playing for a Superbowl and that should be the objective

    VAM

    Good article John, gives everyone a good, clear picture of this ridiculous ongoing drama and how it can really hurt our team going forward. I don’t think some fans realize the damage that can be done here. The media hype machine and DPs faux “good guy image” have mesmerized a lot of the fan base. Reality, he is one GREEDY SOB. Front office better be all over this debacle.

    My take is exactly like Don Howard’s. Do the non exclusive tag, get this problem solved ASAP. It’s horrible that this one player can cause some much trouble for our team, as the article reveals. Some of us commented LAST YEAR to somehow trade his guy during the draft and pick up a QB (think Herbert!!!) then. NOW he is probably less desirable to other teams because of the ankle injury. This is dragging out way too long with likely bad consequences for the TEAM. He is DEFINITELY NOT WORTH IT, PLUS NOW WITH INJURY CONCERNS ON TOP.

    THE TEAM COMES FIRST BEFORE ANY ONE PLAYER.

    ThrowuptheX88

    And we’ll probably sign Dak this year and Zach Wilson gets drafted somewhere and blows up league like Herbert and we all gonna be wishing we had taken that shot when we look back at this

    My point is similar to Don Howard’s Dak isn’t gonna carry boys to SB with this lack of talent so why in the hell we gonna sign him ? It seems to me that’s COUNTERINTUITIVE , we only prolonging the inevitability of having to blow up this team and start over , in the meantime we gonna just be mediocre at best with every soften a glimmer of hope but we end up losing , TONY ROMO 2.0 PPL

    ThrowuptheX88

    So often *

    Ruben Trevino

    The Cowboys need select a Quarterback with the 10th pick in this year’s draft ! Than select Offensive Lineman with Second pick and Three round picks! Trade the Fourth thru Seventh picks for late First or top Second to select another Offensive Lineman ! To protect your new Quarterback and open running lanes!

    Gary b

    The nonexclusive tag is an option but I doubt it is one that Jerry is considering. U have to get inside Jerry’s head to truly gauge what the likely scenario is here. It is irrelevant what anyone of us thinks should happen. He has telegraphed his intentions from the get go. He wants to sign Dak long term and likely that’s what happens. He’ll exclusive tag him and continue to negotiate if he doesn’t sign him before that.

    Again Dak has all the leverage and Jerry has even publicly stated this. If he doesn’t think Dak is the guy why draw this charade out? Why not go nonexclusive and see if u can get two 1st rd picks out of it. Jerry never had a coherent plan regarding this matter. Could have signed him cheap two years ago, could have signed him for four years last season. Now he’s painted himself into a corner. A competent GM would have never let it get to this point.

    ThrowuptheX88

    We’ll see what happens , I believe Jerry’s thinking is that he wants to move off Dak after being BAMBOOZLED by him and his agent , I could be wrong , there again , Jerry didn’t like Zeke commanding a contract and willing to sit out til he got one with 2 years left on his contract

    So maybe he caves and we end up having a MEDIOCRE QB , another TONY ROMO , and no SB for another 6 or so years for the boys

    ThrowuptheX88

    VAM , I don’t think Dak is necessarily a greedy SOB , at least not before he joined with Todd France

    Todd France joined here last year , Athletes first , which reps over 100 players including Aaron Rodgers and Jalen Ramsey , the other notable agents in Athletes first are David Mulugheta and Joe Panos

    David Mulugheta represents D Watson , Ramsey ,Landon Collins , Budda Baker , and Michael Thomas ,

    between the 3 , they pretty much own the all or most of the players in the NFL and thus they want to push this narrative of cap is going up every year , guys who become FAs need to project where they gonna be in future and go for a higher contract accordingly

    Thus when the players get paid more , more specifically , the QBs get paid more , the agents get paid more as well ,

    if there’s a greedy SOB in this situation or someone who made Dak into the greedy SOB he is , it’s his agent Todd France

    Ghost Protocol

    Put the Exclusive tag on Dak. If he signs, start working the phones:

    Maybe a call to the Jets:
    – DAL gets Donald (and his rookie contract)
    – DAL gets the No.2 pick
    – DAL gets the No.34 pick (or a future No.2)

    Maybe a call to the Dolphins:
    – MIA gets Prescott (and his estimated $37)
    – MIA gets the No.10 pick
    – DAL gets Tua (and his rookie contract)
    – DAL gets Byron Jones
    – DAL gets the No.3 pick

    Obviously the values layed out are completely subjective as it relates to the values, but something like these (just off the top of my head) gets you Dak’s potential replacement, keeps you from an immediate rebuild, and frees the team up to pick anything they want in the 1st round (even another QB).

    Ghost Protocol

    They really need to provide an and/or option on this site!!

    Put the Exclusive tag on Dak. If he signs, start working the phones:

    Maybe a call to the Jets:
    – NYJ gets Prescott (and his estimated $37)
    – NYJ gets the No.10 pick
    – DAL gets Donald (and his rookie contract)
    – DAL gets the No.2 pick
    – DAL gets the No.34 pick (or a future No.2)

    Maybe a call to the Dolphins:
    – MIA gets Prescott (and his estimated $37)
    – MIA gets the No.10 pick
    – DAL gets Tua (and his rookie contract)
    – DAL gets Byron Jones
    – DAL gets the No.3 pick

    Obviously the values layed out are completely subjective as it relates to the values, but something like these (just off the top of my head) gets you Dak’s potential replacement, keeps you from an immediate rebuild, and frees the team up to pick anything they want in the 1st round (even another QB).

    ThrowuptheX88

    The Jets is a bit interesting trade to me Ghost , I think Darnold is MUCH BETTER than what ppl think , he’s got a good to great arm , and pretty mobile , his bad play I believe was a by product of Adam Gase IMO , do i seriously need to go down the list players who’ve played better when they leave Gase ?

    Even if you don’t believe in Darnold , which I don’t 100% necessarily , you would then have 2nd pick and you could pick Zach WIlson , then whoever you think would be better going forward , you can go with them ,

    no. 34 pick would still allow us to be in the range of a Trevon Moehrig or Richie Grant so we aren’t missing out significantly on defensive players , we could also trade the 34th overall pick and our 2nd round pick to trade backup and get a Horn , or Barmore

    I will say the likelihood of this happening is pretty unlikely , but it would definitely be interesting

    VAM

    John, Cowboys have tried MULTIPLE TIMES to sign DP. THIS IS A FACT. IMO, DP side has been THE problem in not getting this deal done. The public talk out of both Cowboys and DP sound like they want to continue the relationship, but this neverending drama has gone on too long to not have doubt that it will happen. I go back, AGAIN, to that “imminent” deal that DP reneged on, as being a “bridge too far” to overcome. Will see soon enough. If they tag him again, his days in Dallas are numbered.

    James Vargas

    From what we’ve heard, J Jones was pissed that they had verbally agreed to terms, and DP and his agent backed off. You never want to do this to any person. Less to an NFL owner. DP has no word. If I were J Jones, I would kick him out of the Cowboys.

    James Vargas

    By the way, GREAT article by John.

    VAM

    John, you can turn that around and say Cowboys DONT HAVE TO CAVE INTO DP DEMANDS EITHER. Yes EXACTLY my point, it’s a “negotiation” as you say, but then you say “why would DP take a deal he doesn’t want if he doesn’t have to” AT THE SAME TIME, COWBOYS DON’T HAVE TO TAKE A DEAL THEY DON’T WANT EITHER. CAN’T YOU SEE THE HYPOCRISY THERE, MAN. CANT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

    IT ALWAYS APPEARS TO BE ONE SIDED,. POOR DP THE VICTIM AND COWBOYS THE BAD GUYS. POOR DP IS NOT GETTING PAID. MEANWHILE, HE JUST GOT PAID $31+ MILLION FOR PLAYING 4 AND HALF GAMES. AND ALMOST LOST EVERYONE.

    “PAY THE MAN”!!! COWBOYS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO JUST THAT FOR TWO YEARS.

    BTW, that imminent deal was after the first three games of the 2019 season. THATS FROM SKIP BAYLESS, WHO HAS BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING COWBOYS ALMOST SINCE THEIR INCEPTION AND ACTUALLY KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS DP DRAMA.

    VAM

    And Bayless is/was a BIG DP supporter. But even he appears to be getting turned off to all the antics of the DP team, as are a lot of real fans that care about the TEAM, NOT JUST ONE PLAYER.

    AGAIN, TEAM COMES FIRST, AND RIGHT NOW, DP IS NOT EVEN PART OF THE TEAM!!!

    IF HE WANTS TO BE PART OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS, FINE, SIGN A CONTRACT OR A TAG. IF NOT, GOOD RIDDANCE. COWBOYS WILL BE JUST FINE WITHOUT HIM. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE JERRY JONES TO MUCH, HE IS DUMB LIKE A FOX.

    ThrowuptheX88

    And what if Jerry looking at this like hell , I can find me another John, he got Romo as a FA , and he got Dak in 4th round , he ain’t even trying to look for QB ,he just taking fliers and hitting , what you think he’ll do when he is looking ? I’m not saying I like Jerry’s ability to find somebody else, I’m just saying , that’s Jerry Jones mindset

    Also , yes Dak did pull the rug from underneath Jerry , IMMINENT deal , remember ? But the minute Dak go on hot streak 2 seasons ago against crap teams in the first 3 games , he like no Jerry , I want this and thus pissed Jerry off

    Now does this mean he won’t sign Dak ? He still very much could still stay , in the end , Jerry caved to Zeke when he was holding out for a contract down in Cabo with 2 years left on Rookie deal , so yes he could still give in to Dak , but don’t be suprised if he didn’t sign Dak

    ppl still give Jerry HELL for Jimmy Johnson and how that all went down which is right , but you think Jerry wouldn’t have balls to do this ? Watch ,
    he can very much prove otherwise

    ThrowuptheX88

    Yeah like what hell is with you ppl and Skip Bayless ? I feel like I’m visiting family I haven’t seen in a while and 2 of my family are beefing hard , did I miss something?

    Skip Bayless has been one of the biggest, if not the BIGGEST Dak Prescott fan even to the point of him even taking him , over any other QB outside of Tom Brady and yet he having cold feet

    And it’s funny too when I watch Undisputed now , it’s completely turned !!!!!!!

    Shannon Sharpe was the BIGGEST cowboys and in particular, Dak hater of them all , giving him F letter grades all the time , and btw he hitched himself to the Eagles bandwagon of Wentz and Dougy P just cuz he hates the boys , AND NOW SHANNON SHARPE IS SAYING PAY DAK

    “GET YOUR MONEY DAK !!! ” Shannon would say

    So you’ll hitch your wagon with Shannon, but you won’t with Skip ?

    VAM

    I get information from numerous sources, not just one.

    IF HE THINKS HE IS WORTH MORE THAN WHAT THEY ARE OFFERING, FINE. On the other hand, If Cowboys think he is not worth what he is asking, why should they cave in. They can EASILY DRAFT A QB OR ROLL WITH AD FOR A YEAR. QB PURGATORY?, that may be paying an above average QB, long term elite money.

    We have a difference of opinion. I just think this whole scenario has/is hurting the team.

    BTW, they made EE the highest paid RB at that time SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS THE BEST RB THEN. DP IS FAR FROM THE BEST QB IN NFL.

    ThrowuptheX88

    And Emmanuel Acho on SFY said the boys won 10 games with Bledsoe , we won 9 games with Quincy Carter , WHAT ARE THE COWBOYS MISSING OUT ON ,

    you guys talking out of both sides of your mouths , first you guys say , this team is far from winning a SB cuz of how bad the other guys , but then you guys acting like we gonna win a SB if with Dak anytime soon ,

    2nd DO YOU KNOW THE VERY DEFINITION OF INSANITY ? It’s doing the samething over and over again and expecting a different result

    Get Romo as a FA then we end up paying him top QB money , where’d that get us ?

    We paying everybody , and where’s that getting us ?

    You pay Dak , you gonna be stuck in this vicious cycle of being average to good or really bad , and NEVER WIN A SB

    then you ppl are gonna find another reason to bitch about and blame everyone else except the most important player on your team like Romo

    ThrowuptheX88

    btw can we agree Baker Mayfield pick 1st overall was a bust ?

    And yet , they got a team who made the playoffs last year and won 11 games

    and the funny thing was , they were still fighting for a playoff spot

    ThrowuptheX88

    Another thing is , you guys have a double standard on QBs , you say Dak is so great and don’t put blame on him when we losing and going 8-8 and this year 1-3 , should’ve been 0-4 , then when like I bring up D Watson , you say he went 4-12 , WTF did he have on his team that was better than us ??????????

    Same with Russ , it’s bad when our backup O-Lineman are better than their starting O-Line , there D was and has been awful , til they made the trade for Dunlap and Adams last season , and yet you guys acting like Dak is better than Russ ,

    it’s double standard if I ever seen one

    Gary b

    Personally i can’t stand Skip Bayless. I put him on par with Steven A. Smith. Bombastic blow hards who’s commentary is designed to bolster ratings.

    Let’s face it guys we can all find an article or articles from experts that support our own narrative. Could Dak be signed to a big contract and it not work out? Of course. But conversely we could go another direction and that could very well blow up in our faces as well. A strong argument could be made for both sides.

    ThrowuptheX88

    Your right Gary b , it’s risky going away from Dak , but maybe it’s something worth trying ? Jerry has paid everybody including his QBs (Tony Romo) and we still ain’t going no where , maybe try something different and see if it sticks

    maybe if Jerry was more selective about who he gives money to we’d be better , but don’t think Dak can’t get blame for anything

    You right about Skip , but ain’t pretty much EVERY person in main media the same way as far as they reach out on stuff and be bold to improve ratings ?

    If that’s the only reason you guys don’t like Skip , then OK then , that’s your opinion , not mine. Don’t press on me that he isn’t a good source , cuz to me he seems like a good one , he’s pretty damn accurate , even though it may not be what some ppl want to hear which I’m guessing is probably another reason why ppl hate Skip

    I’d like to move off Dak cuz for one we give him the contract he wants , it’s pretty much a death sentence on any chance of winning SBs anytime soon , of course , same argument can be made for moving off Dak , but at this point , I’ve seen enough of Dak to be about 99% certain he not gonna be able to take us to a SB , especially with a big contract , bad contracts on this team rn , and players who are getting older like our O-Line , you guys say it’s tough to find a QB in draft , it just about as hard as trying to put a team out there that matches what we’ve had in the past with a expensive QB who doesn’t elevate others games

    maybe we could’ve won with Dak on rookie contract if we put everything into him back then , who knows ? Or maybe if Romo wouldn’t have gotten injured during Dak’s rookie year , maybe we would’ve won a SB with that team in place ? No one knows , and we’ll never know

    but here in the now , I think at this point we are a rebuild , period , and signing Dak no matter how you feel about him , is only delaying the inevitability of the Cowboys starting off from scratch , which is also delaying any REAL chances to a SB

    ThrowuptheX88

    John Williams , Ian Rapoport is one of the ppl as well who reported that Jerry and Dak were close to a deal 2 seasons ago , you calling him a bad source ?

    Gary b

    If rebuilding is the best strategy moving forward then Jerry should have gone all in with the nonexclusive tag and tried to get two 1st rd picks for Dak.

    So now he’s allowed Dak to have him by the gonads. I’m sorry u can’t give Jerry a pass for that. He hasn’t locked up the most important player on the team. That’s really the bottom line.

    VAM

    Unfortunately, the sport media machine has hyped this guy to no end and now they are WARNING us that it is now DP and ONLY DP that can lead our team, otherwise COWBOYS ARE DOOMED.

    DP is the savior. No one else on planet earth can do what he can do. Really? Stop the ridiculousness, please. Give us all a break. LOL

    VAM

    John, am I right in thinking they can non elusive tag him if a contract is not agreed upon. Then if another team offers him a contract, Cowboys can match it or not. If not they would get 2 first round picks as compensation. If this is correct, I would say that would be an option that makes some sense, if the two can’t agree on a deal.

    Concerning the draft position, they may be able to move up or have one of the top three QBs fall to them. Who really knows at this point.

    Going by resume, Wilson appears to be a better QB, although 5 years older. Be who knows what may happen to DPs compromised ankle. There is definitely risk there. Many things to scrutinize at this time for Jerry and Co.

    BTW, if they start over as a franchise, I guess all parties will have a hand in that. This is not a one-sided coin as the majority of the media likes to portray it. Billionaire owners vs millionaire players. Who is going to be the the target?

    ThrowuptheX88

    I haven’t mentioned Jerry because for one , thats a guy who gets grilled by EVERYBODY and he rightfully deserves to be , I’m focusing on things ppl don’t talk about ,

    Outside of draft, Colin Cowherd on his show , the Herd said yesterday as well as Eric Mangini , that out of all the teams Russ named off he’d want to go to , the Cowboys was the one that makes the most sense

    The teams Russ reportedly named he wanted to go to was us , Saints , Bears , and Raiders ,

    As Colin said on there , I think we can rule out Saints they be a SB and some if they got Russ and in NFC no less , the Raiders would be Seahawks first place to send him , as that would be different conference, and good young players they can trade for or picks , only problem is that what Russ would want in going and playing Mahomes and Herbert 2 times a year ?

    Bears would have a pretty good team with Russ, as they got a good defense and a lot of young players , so maybe not quite as desirable for Seahawks to trade to , plus Russ may not want to face Rodgers 2 times a year ,

    Then there’s us , he would clearly be best QB in division , which ain’t saying much as its the worst division in football, the Seahawks could get Dak and 10th pick , and maybe a mid pick later down the line for Russ, it’s a win win ,

    Now will the Seahawks trade Russ ? Idk, but if it comes down to just these 4 teams , I feelwe do have best chances to land Russ

    ThrowuptheX88

    Dak record in one score games , 3-8

    Russ record in one score games , 18-5

    25% of a season or 4 games of a season is decided in one score or less

    What does that mean ? It means with Russ , instead of going 8-8 we would be 10-6 up to 12-4

    Russ covers up a team’s holes better than Dak , want proof ?

    Russ has never had a season where he’s finished with less than 9 wins

    Let’s look at Daks win loss record with his Bad D and Bad O-Line compared to Russ and his bad D and Bad O-Line in first 4 games of this last season

    Dak 1-3 , should’ve been 0-4

    Russ , 4-0

    He covers up holes better than Dak , he finds ways to win games , with a bad O-Line and bad D in a division with Rams with Donald , and 49ers and Bosa. Has Dak proved any of that ?

    Russ financially would cost us 35 mill , actually less if it works like how D Watson trade works , we could possibly be paying Russ , 30 mill which is CHEAP for the going rate of QBs

    So is it worth a 10th pick WHICH YOU’VE SAID YOURSELF you’re not sure on defensive players there at 10 and it might be a reach , instead you suggested Pitts , so why is it that lucrative of a pick to trade away ?

    10th pick , Dak , and a mid pick which probably have minimal impact , yes , it would be worth trade

    ThrowuptheX88

    That’s based on if that’s what it’ll take , or if they’d be willing to trade Russ , which is by no means certain , but I do believe it’s possible he could be had in trade and we can get him in trade

    Marcus

    I’m curious about others’ opinions about this idea…

    Work out a deal with Dak and Jacksonville to move Dak in return for the #1 pick. Take Trevor Lawrence and sign a decent F.A. QB like Tyrod Taylor for a season to give Lawrence a year to ease into a starting role.

    Why would Dallas do this? Salary cap relief while getting a potential franchise qb with an enormously high ceiling. The cap relief allows them to rebuild the defense.

    Why would Jacksonville do it? First, they have the cap space. Next, but more importantly, Dak is a sure thing and would be your franchise qb for another decade. The Bengals thought Joe Burrows was a slam-dunk in exactly the same way the Jags believe Lawrence is, but the NFL can be a very different thing for even the best college players.

    Why would Dak do it? First (for him), it’s the $. Next, he gets to live and play in Florida, the sunshine state – it’s not like he’s getting shuffled off to Detroit, Chicago, or Buffalo. Finally, Jacksonville has a good young talent core of Chark and Shenault at WR and Robinson at RB. Dak could be a star and hero in that smaller market.

    To me, it just seems to make great sense and could be a win for everyone.

    ThrowuptheX88

    If I’m Jags , I wouldn’t do this trade ,

    for 1 , if we trading him cuz we don’t believe he’s that guy , then why should they feel he is ?

    2 you talk about the cap space they got , why give that up when you can use that cap space to put good quality players around Lawrence ?

    and 3 , Lawrence IMO with the young talent you talk about already in place and the cap space they got , he gonna be a top 10 QB fast , and I believe he has great potential of being a top 5 QB , he’s arguably the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck

    so with all that , there’s no way if i’m Jags , i’d do this trade

    Charles Howell Jr

    Everyone is forgetting about Deshaun Watson too. I know it would take A LOT but that dude is on FIRE. I’ve always respected Dak but if he wanted to be a “Life Long” Cowboy as He’s always claimed then he would’ve fired his agent and signed, especially considering all of the endorsements he gets being the QB for Dallas. I guess he’s not seeing the T leaves in regards to why Wilson wants to come to Big D. I wish nothing but the best for Dak but am truly not sure if we should wreck our salary cap. No one has talked about a trade with Seattle that would also bring Jamal Adams and Dallas move off of Zeke’s contract. Jerry and company shouldn’t of allowed Zeke to hold them hostage. Hope and pray they make the best decision and ALL parties do well in their future.