Report: Cowboys are focused on Dak Prescott, not Russell Wilson

The Cowboys aren’t going to be drawn into the Russell Wilson sweepstakes, according to a report, as they’re focused on locking in Dak Prescott.

Even though the Cowboys have been named a possible destination for Russell Wilson if he wishes to leave Seattle, a local writer isn’t buying the link.

“The Cowboys have a quarterback and they will not be distracted in their pursuit of a long-term deal with Dak Prescott by Wilson’s hypothetical wish list,” Clarence E. Hill Jr. wrote in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Prescott is the Cowboys’ quarterback, and the Cowboys are going to do everything in their power to keep Prescott as their quarterback.”

Those are some pretty strong assertions from a veteran writer.

Let the Dak Prescott vs. Russell Wilson debate rage

A Russell-Wilson-to-America’s-Team trade is fun to speculate on, but it would require a huge decision from the Cowboys. They seem to have been stuck enough on whether or not to pay Prescott.

Prescott was a Pro Bowler in 2018 while leading Dallas to a 10-6 record. However, the team was once again dumped out of the playoffs. His record as a starter since is 10-11, right up to his Week 5 ankle injury, which needed surgery and ended his 2020 season.

Now a free agent, Prescott wants a big new contract. The Cowboys want to give him a new contact…of the less-big variety.

Wilson’s name floating out there is useful for many parties. The quarterback’s agent mentioning other teams in the first place is a potential negotiating ploy with Seattle. Dallas could have also used the link to gain an edge in their dealings with Prescott, but it doesn’t look like they’re interested in doing that. Instead, the idea of getting a deal done with the quarterback they know has taken precedence.

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