Even before the Dallas Cowboys signed him to that big contract extension, people were already debating about Dak Prescott.
Some thought the Cowboys needed to do right by him and pay him the money he deserved at the time, but a lot has happened ever since.
Prescott hasn’t been as good over the past two or three seasons, and some are wondering how long the Cowboys will wait before considering a change of regime.
According to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, the Trey Lance trade is the first step in that direction.
— First Take (@FirstTake) August 29, 2023
That’s why he put Prescott on notice, stating that this might be his final year with the organization.
Jerry Jones reportedly made that deal without consulting HC Mike McCarthy, and that has also led to plenty of speculation.
Of course, getting a 23-year-old former No. 3 pick in return for just a future fourth-round pick is a risk worth taking every day of the week, and we know how fast things go down in the league, so maybe Jones couldn’t afford to consult, or maybe he just didn’t want to.
Whatever the case, Prescott will now have more pressure to deliver, knowing that his potential replacement will be sitting right beside him.
Trey Lance has a sky-high ceiling but needs plenty of reps and time to develop and work on his craft.
But if Prescott has another bad season, don’t be shocked if he becomes the next starting quarterback for America’s Team in the following campaign.NEXT: Cowboys Legend Supports Jerry Jones For Trey Lance Trade