Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has put the draft order behind him in a bid to find his team’s quarterback of the future, sources told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Cowboys were able to land the quarterback of their dreams in the second round, picking up quarterback Dak Prescott with the No. 2 overall pick.
Prescott is the youngest quarterback in the draft, but his arm strength, size, mobility and athleticism make him a surefire future franchise quarterback, and the Cowboys can use his skills in the future to help them win games.
Prescott will likely spend the next two seasons under the guidance of new coach Jason Garrett, who has made a name for himself in his first two seasons in Dallas.
Prescott was a fourth-round pick in 2016.
Dallas has been in the playoff hunt for several seasons, and Prescott has shown flashes of his former greatness.
He has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 19 touchdowns in his four seasons as a starter.
But Prescott also has a long way to go in terms of being a consistent NFL passer.
Prescott has thrown six interceptions in three games this season, while leading Dallas to a 24-23 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
The young quarterback has also made strides in his red zone passing game, but he hasn’t been able to translate those skills into big games.
Dallas won just three games during Prescott’s rookie season.
However, the Cowboys have shown flashes in 2017, including a 36-17 win over Houston last week.
The quarterback will be the third quarterback selected in the first round of the draft and will help them get back to the postseason.
With the No, 2 overall selection, the Dallas Cowboys landed the best quarterback in 2017.
Prescott had the best year of his career in 2017 with 2,093 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.
He also had six interceptions, two more than he had all of last season.
The team will need Prescott to continue to develop his deep ball game to be an NFL franchise quarterback.