Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson would be a fantastic fit on the Cowboys. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Would Russell Wilson Be A Good Fit For The Dallas Cowboys?

After a lot of Deshaun Watson controversy in Houston, Russell Wilson is seemingly disgruntled with Seattle as well. From reportedly being ignored by the coaching staff to frustration with the management, reports coming from Wilson’s camp say he wants out. Also including a list of teams he’d like to play for if traded.

One of which is the Dallas Cowboys, who have been struggling to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal and should consider Wilson as their quarterback of the future. After a 5-year $175 million dollar was turned down by Prescott’s camp, a more proven commodity in Russell Wilson would be a better move for Jerry Jones.

Last year, Prescott looked amazing before an ankle injury ended his 2020 campaign. However, inconsistent play in years prior has led to Dallas remaining uncommitted to the 27-year-old. Wilson on the other hand just came off the best year of his career despite being one of the best quarterbacks in the league for the past decade. In 16 games, Wilson threw for 4,212 yards and 40 touchdowns (the 2nd most in the league).

Russ is cooking in Seattle, but his situation is rough. Since coming into the league in 2012, no quarterback has been sacked more than Wilson who has taken a whopping 394 sacks in nine seasons. If Wilson were to be traded to Dallas, the new scenery would be much better than in Seattle.

A receiving corps of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett is a promising one, but it cannot compare to the weapons of the Cowboys. Amari Cooper hasn’t had less than 1,000 yards any year since joining Dallas, Ceedee Lamb is one of the best receivers in last year’s rookie class, and Michael Gallup broke out in his sophomore year alongside Prescott totaling 1107 yards.

The biggest factor will be the protection. The Cowboys are loaded with some of the best offensive linemen in the league. Guard Zack Martin is second to none in terms of play and tackle Tyron Smith has allowed 6 sacks in his past five seasons. Outside of the two studs, Connor Williams, La’el Collins, and Tyler Biadasz shore up the rest of an offensive line who Seattle’s cannot compare to. Wilson playing for the Cowboys would truly be a sight to see. The protection and weapons at his disposal would give him a chance to win his first MVP, without having to take so many hits per game.