3 quarterbacks who could be the Dallas Cowboys starter in 2021

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys. (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
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How bout them Cowboys dance with the one that brung ya?

This is so painfully simple. Dallas needs to either extend its normal starting quarterback Dak Prescott or slap him with the franchise tag for 2021 and just be done with it. If he were to hit the open market, Prescott would be the top free agent quarterback in the upcoming cycle. Given what he has done in his first five years in the league of Mississippi State, he will be worth every penny.

So what if he broke his ankle early in the season? This is football and injuries are a part of the game. If that injury is a major deterent towards the Cowboys re-signing Prescott for at the very least a sixth year with the team, then they deserve whatever quarterbacking chaos comes their way for the rest of the decade. Unless they love someone like Zach Wilson, they must keep Dak.

Every other year, Prescott can lead the Cowboys to a division title. Mississippi State has not been the same program since he was drafted in 2016. Frankly, the Cowboys have not been the same offense since he got hurt. 2021 will be a second year in Mike McCarthy’s offense and another season where Prescott will have a strong rapport with Kellen Moore as his trusty coordinator.

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Dallas stands as a phenomenal candidate to go worst-to-first in 2021 and win the NFC East. The Cowboys will likely inherit a fourth-place schedule, a ton of high-end draft picks and a franchise quarterback who will be extra motivated to prove his doubters wrong once again. Simply put, Prescott provides stability and maturity to an increasingly chaotic football organization.

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