One great thing about getting into the offseason is that teams start to not be so tight-lipped regarding certain things. This often leads to interesting little tidbits about things that could have possibly happened in an alternate reality. According to Dallas Cowboys CEO and EVP Stephen Jones, one of those possibilities was Dak Prescott being a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
If what Jones says is true, this has to be pretty infuriating for Jaguars fans. As we detailed on Tuesday, the Jaguars don’t have any real options on the roster to step in at quarterback should Blake Bortles continue to struggle. The idea that they were very high on Dak Prescott, and may have had him on their roster to be that replacement, is an idea that is not too fun to think about.
Dak Prescott was taken by the Cowboys in the fourth-round of this past year’s draft, with the No. 135 overall pick. The Jaguars used their fourth-round pick on Sheldon Day, selecting him with the No. 103 overall pick.
Apparently, the Jaguars liked Prescott a lot, just not enough to take him over a third string 3-tech defensive tackle.
In his rookie season, Prescott led the Cowboys to home field advantage in the playoffs, securing the first seed in the NFC. Prescott completed 67.8% of his passes for 3,667 yards, while tallying 23 touchdowns with just four interceptions.
Many people will probably be quick to say that nobody expected this kind of production out of Prescott, hence his fourth round status. However, that doesn’t really excuse the Jags or any other team for not taking him, especially considering Jacksonville coached the Senior Bowl where Prescott was a participant. Not only was he a participant, he was on the South team that the Jaguars coached, and was also chosen as the MVP for the game.
At least we were able to steal Brandon Allen in the sixth round though, right?