Dak Prescott faces an uncertain future with the Dallas Cowboys after a gruesome injury, but if he’s available this offseason, the NY Giants might make sense as a destination.
Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys future was dealt considerable uncertainty Sunday when the quarterback suffered a compound fracture in his ankle while being tackled by NY Giants defensive back Logan Ryan, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that he joins the division rival next season.
Prescott underwent surgery Sunday evening, and faces a long road back to the football field, let alone the changing dynamics of the negotiating table after betting on himself this summer ahead of the 2020 season.
Because the NFL salary cap is likely to drop, perhaps significantly, due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NFL, the Cowboys simply cannot afford to use the franchise tag on Prescott because they currently only have $26.477 million in cap space the current salary cap projections.
It is entirely possible that the Cowboys could take a wait and see approach on a long-term contract, but Prescott will certainly be more motivated than ever to make himself financially whole. Even if that means playing somehwere other than Dallas.
Likewise, what if Andy Dalton has a renaissance with the best supporting cast he’s been surrounded by in his career and leads the Cowboys to a division championship in the woebegone NFC NFC East?
If Prescott winds up on the market this winter, the Giants might be a destination that makes sense …
Score through for a look at why Prescott to the Giants makes some sense, why it doesn’t, and what the most likely outcome of Prescott’s comeback will be: