Marcellus Wiley says Cowboys signing Tom Brady would be ‘step backwards’
The Dallas Cowboys are being rumored as a team that could pursue Tom Brady in free agency and a former player believes that would be a mistake. When speaking about the matter, Marcellus Wiley says that signing Brady would be a ‘step backwards’ for the Cowboys.
Think the Cowboys are actually considering Tom Brady over Dak Prescott?
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The rumors that Brady could sign with Dallas began when Michael Irvin exclaimed that ‘significant people’ informed him that the Cowboys would be in the sweepstakes for Brady. The Hall of Fame receiver would then clarify his comments that his source isn’t involved with the Cowboys organization.
Nevertheless, the idea of Dallas targeting Brady involves a couple of caveats. First and foremost, the Cowboys would franchise tag Prescott ahead of the March 10th deadline. Then, Dallas would trade Prescott elsewhere to create room for Brady.
Of course, this is just a hypothetical situation that is unlikely to take place. It also is a situation that makes little to no sense for the Cowboys.
As good as Brady has been in his illustrious career, he isn’t better than Prescott at this point in his career. In addition, Prescott is a better long-term option at quarterback than Brady.
This season, Prescott produced the best season of his career in the NFL. The former fourth-round pick finished the season with 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. On the other hand, Brady had one of the worst years of his career in 2019 with 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Despite turning 43 years old in August, Brady is going to draw interest from a plethora of teams. With that being said, the Cowboys shouldn’t be one of them.