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.
So I asked a team source about this as a hypothetical 2 weeks ago bc I was curious why Dallas wouldn’t at least consider the possibility given recent changes. The answer I got? McCarthy would be more inclined to want to work with a younger QB and develop him in Dallas but https://t.co/uLxs9y9EcC
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) February 9, 2020
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.