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Tom Brady’s impending free agency has led to some wild hypothetical situations being thrown around, and one of them is Brady suiting up for the Cowboys in 2020. But even if Dallas had the opportunity to sign the six-time Super Bowl champion, new head coach Mike McCarthy does not sound interested.

Cowboys legend Michael Irvin told WEEI this week that he recently had a “shocking” conversation with some “very significant people” about the possibility of Brady in Dallas. However, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports that McCarthy would prefer to work with a younger quarterback and develop him, which likely means he would rather have Dak Prescott than Brady.

The Cowboys have said publicly on numerous occasions that they expect to sign Prescott to a long-term deal, so the idea of trading him for a year or two of Brady seems unrealistic. There is likely some intrigue there since Dallas has such a talented roster and Brady signing with the Cowboys would be arguably the biggest free-agent acquisition in NFL history, but that doesn’t mean anything will come of it.

Prescott appears to be destined for the franchise tag this offseason, and we have heard some outrageous figures thrown around for how much the Cowboys might pay him. If Dallas waits until Patrick Mahomes signs an extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, the situation may get even more complicated.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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2019 / TB / 5,109
Jameis Winston
2018 / PIT / 5,129
Ben Roethlisberger
2017 / NE / 4,577
Tom Brady
2016 / NO / 5,208
Drew Brees
2015 / NO / 4,870
Drew Brees
2014 / NO / 4,952
Drew Brees
2014 / PIT / 4,952
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2013 / DEN / 5,477
Peyton Manning
2012 / NO / 5,177
Drew Brees
2011 / NO / 5,476
Drew Brees
2010 / SD / 4,710
Philip Rivers
2009 / HOU / 4,770
Matt Schaub
2008 / NO / 5,069
Drew Brees
2007 / NE / 4,806
Tom Brady
2006 / NO / 4,418
Drew Brees
2005 / NE / 4,110
Tom Brady
2004 / MIN / 4,717
Daunte Culpepper
2003 / IND / 4,267
Peyton Manning
2002 / OAK / 4,689
Rich Gannon
2001 / STL / 4,830
Kurt Warner
2000 / IND / 4,413
Peyton Manning
1999 / CAR / 4,436
Steve Beuerlein
1998 / GB / 4,212
Brett Favre
1997 / OAK / 3,917
Jeff George
1996 / JAX / 4,367
Mark Brunell
1995 / GB / 4,413
Brett Favre
1994 / NE / 4,555
Drew Bledsoe
1993 / DEN / 4,030
John Elway
1992 / MIA / 4,116
Dan Marino
1991 / HOU / 4,690
Warren Moon
1990 / HOU / 4,689
Warren Moon
1989 / GB / 4,318
Don Majkowski
1988 / MIA / 4,434
Dan Marino
1987 / STL / 3,387
Neil Lomax
1986 / MIA / 4,746
Dan Marino
1985 / MIA / 4,137
Dan Marino
1984 / MIA / 5,084
Dan Marino
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1982 / SD / 2,883
Dan Fouts
1981 / SD / 4,802
Dan Fouts
1980 / SD / 4,715
Dan Fouts
1979 / SD / 4,082
Dan Fouts
1978 / MIN / 3,468
Fran Tarkenton
1977 / BUF / 2,803
Joe Ferguson
1976 / BAL / 3,104
Bert Jones
1975 / CIN / 3,169
Ken Anderson
1974 / CIN / 2,667
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Roman Gabriel
1972 / NYJ / 2,816
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