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Local Sports Radio Debates If Dak Prescott Should Be Next Lions Quarterback

Should Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott replace Matthew Stafford?

If the Detroit Lions wanted to move on from quarterback Matthew Stafford following the 2020 season, could Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys be next in line?

A Detroit sports radio station is debating that very notion.

On the Wednesday edition of the "Karsch and Anderson" radio show, it was discussed how the ordeal taking place in Dallas could impact the Lions. 

Wednesday is the deadline for Prescott and the Cowboys to reach an agreement on a long-term contract. 

Dallas' franchise passer recently signed a one-year tender worth $31.4 million.

Per CBS Sports, Prescott is ranked as the fifth-best QB, while Stafford is ranked seventh.

While it is fairly agreed upon that the struggles of the organization do not rest squarely on Stafford's shoulders, there remains underlying frustrations from supporters who recognize the team has not had enough success with Stafford under center. 

Many would not want to compensate Prescott at a far greater rate than Stafford since most believe Stafford is a better quarterback, even at this point in their respective careers. 

In his four seasons in Dallas, Prescott has started all 64 possible games, and has led the Cowboys to two division titles, two playoff appearances and one playoff victory in 2019. 

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Stafford has only appeared in the postseason on three occasions, and has yet to be a part of a team that's won a playoff game.

While it is a fun debate to wonder what could occur if Stafford played for Dallas and if Prescott played in Detroit, that scenario is not likely to happen. 

The likely next quarterback of the Lions will come from the NFL Draft. 


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