June 13, 2024

Entering the final season of a four-year, $160 million contract that he signed in 2021, quarterback Dak Prescott’s future with the Dallas Cowboys is uncertain.

In light of this, the Cowboys want to see what Trey Lance can do for them if Prescott leaves the team the following season.

“We are familiar with Dak. As for ‘Coop [Rush], we know. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer stated, “[Lance] is the question mark.” “Getting him a ton of reps during OTAs, minicamp, and training camp will be the main goal. He will be gaining a lot of ground before the preseason.

Dallas traded a 2024 fourth-round pick to the 49ers for Lance last year, but the team still doesn’t know what it has in him.

The No. 3 overall pick in 2021 served as Prescott’s backup in 2023 after an injury-riddled first two seasons in which he threw for 797 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in

Still, there’s no arguing the upside of Lance. There’s a reason San Francisco traded three first-round picks as part of the trade package to move up to the third overall pick to draft him a few years ago.

Lance just became expendable when the 49ers struck gold with 2022 Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy.

Like Prescott, Lance is also heading into the final year of his rookie deal after the Cowboys unsurprisingly declined to pick up his $22.4M fifth-year option.

However, if he proves he deserves another shot at a starting job this offseason, he will provide a much cheaper option at the position than Prescott will in a year.

The only way to do that is by getting reps, which is something that Lance has lacked. Since leaving high school, he has started just 17 games at North Dakota State and four games in the NFL.

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