1. Dallas Cowboys
This ranking certainly qualifies in the “well, duh” category, but there is no better fit for Dak Prescott than with the Dallas Cowboys. There is a great comfort factor for Prescott in Dallas, which drafted him in the fourth round in 2016 and has done a great job developing him into a star passer.
The Cowboys have all the weapons that Dak Prescott could need to succeed: a strong offensive line, a star running back in Ezekiel Elliott, and talented pass catchers to push the ball down the field. While there are questions about how much Prescott can do to carry a team to victory, that may not be a concern with this stellar supporting cast.
Prescott should be paid handsomely by Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones, who has made it a priority to sign a long term deal for his franchise quarterback. The addition of new head coach Mike McCarthy, who helped develop Aaron Rodgers into a star, and the retention of promising young coordinator Kellen Moore should also benefit Prescott.
The Cowboys are also extremely motivated to get a deal done with Prescott for the simple fact that they don’t have any other option. Signing Prescott before the franchise tag deadline would allow the Cowboys to have the best chance of retaining their three top free agents by giving them the potential to use franchise and transition tags on Amari Cooper and Byron Jones.
Dallas also is picking way too low in the first round to get a franchise quarterback to replace Prescott, with the odds of hitting on a mid-round quarterback like him again slim. Prescott and the Cowboys are a perfect match for each other, and the only question is whether or not the two sides can find common ground on a long term extension now or in the near future.