Tua Tagovailoa reveals the NFL franchise he would most like to play for if he had the option to pick
Things may have just gotten more interesting for the Dallas Cowboys when it comes to the franchise’s ongoing contract negotiations with Dak Prescott.
Of course, Prescott has been the starting quarterback in Dallas since his arrival in the NFL but despite his strong showing on the field during his time with the Cowboys, he’s failed to lead the franchise to success in the postseason. That’s not atypical, as several NFL legends took time to have success in the postseason — Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning all fit into that category — but when you combine that with the fact the Cowboys have yet to agree to a longterm second contract with Prescott, it’s fair to question how committed Dallas is to its starting QB.
Whether he meant to do it or not, Tua Tagovailoa may have just thrown a new log on that fire.
During a recent interview with the NFL Network, Tagovailoa was asked which team he would most like to play for in the NFL.
“If you’re saying to me, if I can choose what team I want to play on, as far as my favorite team growing up, then I probably tell you the Cowboys, but they are so far down (the draft board),” Tagovailoa revealed.
Tagovailoa also commented on the fact he’s heard speculation that teams are trying to trade up to land him in the 2020 NFL Draft. For what it’s worth, Dallas currently owns the No. 17 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Does this mean Tua believes he could unseat Prescott in Dallas? Not necessarily, as he former Alabama signal-caller said he’s willing to wait his turn if the Cowboys did select him.
“I’m not trying to bump him — I’ll learn under him,” Tagovailoa added. “I’d handle it the way that the coaches there want to handle it. Honestly, I just want to be able play again. I wouldn’t mind learning under whatever guy that’s the starter. Give me a whole year to rest up and then go back out and compete, but I just want to go back out and play.”
Tagovailoa may not yet realize the frenzy he’s likely caused with Cowboy fans across the nation but if he wasn’t yet, he likely soon will as most Dallas fans are likely going to be pleading for their team to trade up to select the All-American quarterback from Alabama.