Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin made some headlines over the weekend by claiming he has heard rumors the team might trade away Dak Prescott in order to sign Tom Brady. This emerges as shocking on the surface, but several reasons stand out to why this move could actually work out for Dallas.
3. Best Shot at a Super Bowl
Jerry Jones wants to end his team's Super Bowl drought. The team has not won it all since the 1995 season and Tom Brady would show up as a hired hand with the sole intention of bringing home the Lombardi Trophy in February. Dak Prescott has steadily improved, but if the goal is to go all in over the next year or two, Brady presents the best possible option.
2. Investing Money Elsewhere
Dak Prescott wants a long-term deal to become the highest-paid QB in football, or somewhere in that vicinity. Spending all that money on him limits what can be done elsewhere on the roster. Getting Brady on a two-year deal, likely with an option in year two, keeps the spending flexible. Amari Cooper can get his new deal and the Cowboys could even add another top-tier free agent on either side of the ball, or keep Byron Jones.
1. Avoid Overpaying Dak
Dak Prescott has already reportedly turned down a deal worth $33 million annually. He is logically not worth more than that figure and any other team may not match that value. Making the tough decision to move on in favor of Brady does mean the Cowboys have to search for their QB of the future in the coming years. However, the way they found Prescott showed that such a process is not impossible.