The Dallas Cowboys put more work into the quarterback position leading into the draft than they had in years. They brought seven quarterbacks to Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits, including their second fourth-round pick in Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.
My take: For everybody who wanted the Cowboys to select a quarterback this year, there has to be some relief. The Cowboys wanted Paxton Lynch in the first round but were thwarted in their attempt to trade back into the round.
Prescott is similar in size to Tony Romo. He can make plays with his feet, like Romo, and he improved greatly from the pocket. As a senior he threw for 3,793 yards with 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 10 scores. Is he the successor to Romo? Time will tell, but he will have time to be ready. The last quarterback the Cowboys drafted came in 2009 when they took Stephen McGee in the fourth round. He started one game for Dallas.
Getting to know you: The Cowboys spent time with Prescott at the Senior Bowl, where he was named the game’s MVP. They met with him at the combine. They also had him in for a pre-draft visit after his March DUI arrest. The Cowboys clearly feel comfortable with what happened there and believe he can be a developmental quarterback.