During a weekend appearance on WEEI’s Dale & Keefe, Cowboys legend and NFL Network analyst, Michael Irvin, said "some very significant people" were toying with the idea of trading Dak Prescott to make room for Tom Brady.
"I am telling you right now, at the Super Bowl in Miami, some very significant people that I had conversations [with were] leaning in that same direction," Irvin said when asked about the rumors surrounding Prescott and Brady. "It was shocking. I had a vodka cranberry in my hand and when they said it to me I put the drink down and said, 'Let’s talk a little bit more about this.' ... I promise you, I had a conversation with people, I can’t tell you who, about that same scenario going down."
Once Irvin's comments started to make headlines, the Hall of Fame wideout made it clear that he didn't hear this information from anyone who works within the Cowboys organization.
"I never said Jerry or anyone in the organization said this to me," Irvin tweeted. "It was NOT anyone with the [Dallas Cowboys]."
Prescott gambled on himself this season and lost. Instead of fighting for a contract extension during training camp like Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott decided to play out the season, hoping that his stellar performance would force the Cowboys to the negotiation table. After failing to make the playoffs, many believe that the Cowboys underperformed this season, especially given all the talent on the team. Now Prescott's contract situation is in limbo.
As for Brady, his contract with New England ends when free agency starts. While New England is reportedly willing to pay in excess of $30 million a year for a two to three-year contract extension, Brady is looking to win at least more ring. The Pats have been plagued by poor offensive performances due to a lack of weapons recently, which has led to rumors of Brady leaving New England for greener pastures.