Tom Brady to the Cowboys may not be as crazy as it sounds

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Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin made a stir by saying that that “some very significant people” told him that Tom Brady could sign with Dallas. Despite Irvin’s effort to jam the toothpaste back into the tube, he said what he said and it really may not be as crazy as it sounds.

Even though Irvin took to Twitter to say that the “very significant people” from which he heard the Brady-to-the-‘Boys possibility isn’t Jerry Jones or anyone who works for him, the fact remains that “some very significant people” led Irvin to say that it’s a possibility. So maybe it is.

Consider this: Dak Prescott has the Cowboys by the cujones, and he’s squeezing. Hard. He has rejected all offers on a long-term deal, forcing them to consider the franchise tag. And if he’s tagged, Prescott may stay away from all offseason, training camp, and preseason work, showing up a week before the regular season begin. That would make it very difficult for the team to thrive in the first season of Mike McCarthy’s tenure as head coach.

Meanwhile, Jones remains desperate to win a Super Bowl with a team that he built. Although Prescott has shown that he can thrive as the team’s quarterback for the next decade, Brady has shown that he can win Super Bowls, given that he has six of them. And as much as I think Prescott has earned a massive contract, if the goal is to win a Super Bowl in 2020, Brady may give the Cowboys a better chance to do it — especially if he’d be there from Day One of the offseason program.

It would still be a surprise if the Cowboys tag and trade Prescott while signing Brady. But it’s not as crazy as it seems, given Jones’ burning desire to hoist one more Lombardi in his lifetime. Again, Irvin heard about it from someone who knows something about the NFL. The fact that he so quickly clarified that he heard none of it from the Cowboys (possibly at the behest of the Cowboys) doesn’t change that.

26 responses to “Tom Brady to the Cowboys may not be as crazy as it sounds

  1. I thought we already determined like 3 weeks ago that brady was definitely staying in New England. I’m ready for the next antonio brown story atleast he is completely ubpredictable

  2. Tag Dak, and pray someone else signs him to an offer sheet. An extra 2 first rounders?
    Heck, trade out of the first round into next year. Sitting there with 5 first rounders over 2 years with Trevor Lawrence the prize – on a rookie contract for 5 years?

    Hmmm. Dak at $35-40 mil/yr or Lawrence on a rookie deal…..

  3. Prescott had his worst games before yhey traded for cooper.if they give him the money he wants they may not be able to sign amari Dak can’t carry the team on his back if he’s going to be greedy go after Brady

  4. As a fan of one of Dallas’ rivals, I am all in on that plan. Let them have a washed Brady instead of a top-10 QB for the next five years.

  5. This is pretty smart by Cowboys. If Dak feels like they are exploring other options, his price might come down. You can’t let Dak walk for nothing, but sign and trade is an option. Dak in Indy or San Diego would work. Cowboys get two years of TB handing off to Zeke and 4yd passes to TEs.

  6. Dak may be worth a big contract but certainly not a HUGE contract. He is NOT a top 5 QB. Dude’s ego is larger than the contract he deserves.

  7. Dak is like Kirk Cousins. He will give you a bunch of yards when you don’t need them. But he cant get a big win without every other position being ideal and he wants mor than 35 million per year? That’s crazy. Dallas needs to explore other options by signing Brady, trading Dak , and drafting another QB this year for the future.

  8. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Cowboys can only tag and trade Prescott if he signs the tender. If I am correct, he can easily kill TB to TX by not signing the tender until it’s too late and TB has signed elsewhere. If Dak suspects the Cowboys motive, why wouldn’t he refuse to sign it until training camp or even later?

    If the Cowboys do tag him, he will count too much against their cap to also sign TB. I don’t think a tag and trade scenario can work because Dak won’t fall for it.

  9. It is about time these QB’s realize there are only a few of them that are good enough (the word is clutch) to deserve those MASSIVE contracts. Players like Cousins, Prescott, Stafford simply are not in the elite category. VG is one thing, then there is excellent, then there is ELITE! Sorry Mr P. you haven’t earned it. You are sitting behind the best OL in the League, you should be putting up MVP numbers! There are others with MUCH worse lines putting up your numbers and would be lighting it up. Tom B playing behind your line would be winning 11-14 games a year! You just might be playing someplace else next year, for a LOT less than you were offered in Big D! If I were JJ I’d tell you that offer no longer stands it is 23 now, in March it will be 19, In April you won’t HAVE a job. EGO EGO EGO… If the League collapsed right now these guys would JUMP at 1 million.

  10. I’m sure Belichek has always wanted to kick the tires on Philip Rivers, Jerruh will open up the pigguh bank and give TB whatever he wants, Brees will give it another shot with the Chargers and Dak to N.O.

  11. All-time great player but he’s not getting any younger and I just don’t buy that his mere presence would instantly put a team over the top. If the expectation is that he’ll change the whole culture that would take some time. Dallas at least has a good running game and skill players because I only see Brady playing well on a team that has plenty of weapons around him. He absolutely could not single-handedly carry a team.

  12. Let Prescott walk and sign one of the many FA QBs at 1/2 the price that can also win just 8 games. Draft your future starter to sit a year.

    (Tannehill, Fitzpatrick, Bridgewater, Rivers, Brady, Winston, Mariota)

    Only the media thinks Prescott has the Cowboys by the cojones.

  13. The problem isn’t the contract for Dak, the problem is all the money they gave Zeke. There’s going to be a huge dollar correction in the RB market.

  14. People still don’t seem to understand how NFL contracts work. It doesn’t matter what the fans think Dak is worth, the NFL QB market has already set the price for Dak. Compare his stats to Goff and Wentz over the last 4 years. That’s all his people have to do. On paper, Dak is better than Goff and Wentz in almost every category. More wins, more TD’s, better completion percentage, yards per attempt, etc. He’s also started every game. When Goff and Wentz signed their contracts, that basically set the bar for Dak’s contract. It’s crazy money and it seems like way too much, but in 2-3 years when there’s a new CBA and new TV contracts, it will seem like a very reasonable amount.

  15. dallasfan76 says:
    February 10, 2020 at 10:27 pm
    Dak is like Kirk Cousins. He will give you a bunch of yards when you don’t need them. But he cant get a big win without every other position being ideal and he wants mor than 35 million per year? That’s crazy. Dallas needs to explore other options by signing Brady, trading Dak , and drafting another QB this year for the future.

    @@@@@@@@222

    Dak is nothing like Cousins. Dak lost to Cousins in Dallas.

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