Dak Prescott hints at desire for role in shaping Cowboys’ roster
The Dallas Cowboys face some significant decisions this offseason, and quarterback Dak Prescott seems intrigued at the prospect of having some say in them.
Prescott is locked in as the franchise quarterback of the Cowboys, but the weapons around him are less secure. Michael Gallup and Dalton Schultz are free agents, while Amari Cooper has come up as a potential cap casualty. Prescott admitted he would not mind some say in their futures, but he also has no plans to impose.
“I think that just depends on whether they ask me,” Prescott told Jori Epstein of USA Today. “I’m not going in and knocking on doors saying, ‘Hey, I want this done, I want that done.’ But I’m pretty sure that my opinion will be valued in certain decisions, as I hope. So with that being said, just plan on helping this team get better in every which way I can.”
While Prescott isn’t demanding major involvement, the Cowboys would probably be wise to listen to his counsel. Quarterback power is at an all-time high in the NFL, and there is no need to risk making Prescott unhappy by freezing him out.
On the other hand, with how the season ended for Dallas, Prescott might not have as much clout as he would coming off a deep playoff run.
Photo: Aug 26, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) smiles while on the field before the game against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports