3 reasons the Panthers should be all-in on Dak Prescott in 2021

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Here are three reasons why the Carolina Panthers might be willing to go all-in on signing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott if he hits the free-agent market in 2021.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott failed to reach a long-term agreement with the organization prior to the franchise tag deadline. This has plunged his future into doubt. And it could see the player become one of the hottest names on the free-agent market next spring.

This might be an option worth considering for the Carolina Panthers if Teddy Bridgewater fails to make the most out of another starting opportunity. The front office placed a lot of faith in the former first-round pick with a three-year, $63 million deal. And he will now be tasked with filling the enormous shoes left by 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton.

Prescott’s situation with the Cowboys is a strange one, to say the least. The signal-caller has proven more than capable of leading an NFL team. And Dallas’ controversial owner Jerry Jones has been renowned for overpaying players who deliver on their promise.

One could argue that Prescott has exceeded expectations. He was a fourth-round pick coming into the Cowboys. And he took over the starting job with aplomb during his rookie season.

His contract demands are reportedly a major stumbling block behind any deal getting done. He will make north of $31.4 million on the franchise tag in 2020. But the speculation stating that he hasn’t spoken to the team regarding a new deal since March is significantly alarming.

There is every chance that Prescott and the Cowboys can come to some sort of arrangement before he tests the free-agent market. Tagging him again would force the Cowboys to pay their quarterback $37.69 million. And it remains to be seen whether they want to make this sort of move given their salary cap constraints.

Here are three reasons why the Panthers should be all-in on acquiring Prescott if Bridgewater fails to live up to expectations.