These 4 teams should find a way to pay Dak Prescott if the Cowboys won’t

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Minnesota Vikings. 4. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. North. NFC . 60

Ironically, one of the primary suitors for Prescott could be the team that signed Cousins after his franchise tag drama with Washington, the Minnesota Vikings. After adding the former Washington quarterback and the potential final piece of a Super Bowl hopeful, the Vikings disappointed in 2018 before rebounding with a playoff appearance in 2019.

While wide receiver Stefon Diggs is no longer around, Minnesota has the talent on offense to appeal to Prescott. Dalvin Cook is among the league’s best running backs, Adam Thielen has shown flashes of brilliance and Justin Jefferson is surrounded by lofty expectations.

In Minnesota, Prescott would play an offense similar to his current situation in Dallas, with a workhorse running back helping him lead a balanced attack. With Cousins often folding in big games, the Vikings could see Prescott as a worthy replacement.

However, while the fit looks to be ideal, financial complications make this unlikely. Minnesota just extended Cousins to alleviate the short-term cap situation, but the deal effectively bonds the Vikings to Cousins until 2023.

If Prescott plays multiple years on the franchise tag, the stars could align to bring him to Minnesota. However, in the short term, this seems unlikely at best, and Minnesota checks in at fourth on this list for that reason.