Tom Brady’s future is somewhat uncertain. Dak Prescott‘s future? Not so much. Ever since NFL fans have been wondering where the six-time Super Bowl champion will end up, some fans have linked him to the Dallas Cowboys. After all, Prescott’s contract is set to expire in March. It’s only natural for fanbases to explore the fun alternative futures we could live.
And with popular sports personalities like Colin Cowherd feeding the narrative arguing that “Brady would look good in a Cowboys uniform”, it might surprise you that that’s not the way NFL front offices make decisions regarding their starting quarterback position.
But as unrealistic as Brady to the Cowboys sounds, Michael Irvin’s comments on WEEI’s “Dale & Keefe” stirred up the pot. He talked about a conversation he had with some “very significant people” about the possibility of the Cowboys trading Dak Prescott and getting Tom Brady to Dallas.
Mike Fisher was quick to share this story, which raised the buzz around the story. After Fisher’s story, Michael Irvin took to Twitter to clarify that he didn’t speak about it with anyone from the Dallas Cowboys organization.
I never said Jerry or anyone in the organization said this to me. It was NOT anyone with the @dallascowboys https://t.co/PYeHW6FNIw
Stephen Jones also debunked the rumors by saying the Cowboys hadn’t even thought about it.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones when asked last month on @1033fmESPN about calling Tom Brady: “Not even a thought. We’re so, so all in on Dak. [Mike McCarthy] is so all in on Dak. He’s so convicted that [Dak’s] the guy that can help us win championships.
For the portion of Cowboys Nation that appreciates Dak Prescott, it’s comforting to hear Mike McCarthy is “all in on Dak.” Earlier this week, Jay Glazer wrote on The Athletic that Prescott was going to be a Dallas Cowboy. “Period. End of story.” He also mentioned that he isn’t asking for $40 million per year, an overblown narrative last year.
Whether it’s through the franchise tag or a long-term extension, Prescott is the Cowboys’ 2020 quarterback. And honestly, it would be a huge surprise if he’s not the guy beyond that. My guess? Dak gets a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid QB in the league before the 2020 season.
As for Brady, I’m betting on him returning to the New England Patriots and being contenders in the AFC once again.