The Dallas Cowboys are another team with a lot of decisions to make this offseason, and none is bigger than what they plan to do with quarterback Dak Prescott. Since coming into the league, Prescott has been one of the more productive quarterbacks in the NFL, and now he expects to be paid like one.
Dallas has gotten Prescott on the cheap since he has entered the league, but those days are over, as he is expecting a contract above $30 million per year this offseason. The Cowboys have already shelled out a ton of money over the last two offseason, but they have to do the right thing and make Prescott a long-term offer.
In addition to Prescott, they will also have to pay wide receiver Amari Cooper a bunch of money, which I do not expect they will. Instead, they grab an elite wide receiver prospect at pick No. 17 this April in Tee Higgins from Clemson, who has a championship pedigree, incredible athletic ability, and the kind of talent that can make him an instant starter at the NFL level.
The Miami Dolphins second of three first round draft picks comes at No. 18 overall, thanks to a trade they made with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the season. That trade sent cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers for this selection, one they use to get Tua Tagovailoa an elite weapon in the passing game.
Henry Ruggs III will jump off the page during his Pro Day and the NFL Scouting Combine, as he is one of the fastest prospects we have seen in a long time. If the Dolphins do select Tua with the No. 5 overall pick, it would make sense for them to bring in his Alabama teammate here at No. 18, and Ruggs is going to be an exciting player at the NFL level.
This Dolphins team played very tough football down the stretch in 2019, a true testament to Brian Flores and his coaching staff. Miami has the draft capital to improve their team in a big way over the next two NFL Drafts, and based on what we saw from Flores as a head coach, they are certainly in good hands on the football field.