Cowboys reportedly 'intrigued' by Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud

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Could the Dallas Cowboys really be planning to find Dak Prescott’s replacement?

According to Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, team is “intrigued” by Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud in the upcoming NFL Draft.

“I don’t know the ‘how,’ but [Dallas] is absolutely intrigued by Stroud,” a source told Fisher.

It seems unlikely that the Cowboys would somehow end up with Stroud. The Ohio State product is projected by many as the No. 2 quarterback in the draft and would likely go long before the Cowboys pick at No. 26 in the first round.

Prescott is also in the midst of a four-year, $126 million contract he signed in 2021 and could potentially be extended this offseason in order to create more cap room for the Cowboys.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and COO Stephen Jones have publicly expressed support for Prescott as the quarterback, particularly Stephen, who has said that Prescott is “our guy over and over again just like Troy [Aikman] was, just like [Tony] Romo was, like [Roger] Staubach was.”

So, why would the Cowboys be “intrigued” by Stroud if they are committed to Prescott? They would have to give up a large haul, multiple first-round picks, in order to move up if they intend to draft him.

And if they extend Prescott prior to the draft, it makes even less sense to go after Stroud.

Perhaps they are just keeping an eye on Stroud, in the event his draft stock slides where they can move up without giving up too much.

Either way, with free agency on the horizon and an extension for Prescott a possibility, it is certainly a storyline worth monitoring over the coming weeks.

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