Ed Werder appeared on Wednesday's episode of ESPN's NFL Live and said the NFC East team will "consider drafting a quarterback as soon as the second or third round."
Werder's suggestion comes after Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reported "Prescott and the Cowboys are currently in talks for a new contract. One of the main sticking points is the length of the contract. The starting quarterback wants a four-year deal while the Cowboys are countering with a five-year contract, sources say."
For now, Prescott is looking at the exclusive franchise tag he has not yet signed that would pay him a salary of $31.4 million in 2020. Watkins noted that total increased from $26.8 million once the salaries of restricted free agents across the league were finalized.
The Cowboys and their quarterback have until the July 15 deadline to come to terms on a new deal, otherwise he will play under the tag.
Prescott turns 27 years old in July and figures to have a number of seasons remaining in his prime. He led the Cowboys to NFC East crowns in two of his first four years in the league and is already a two-time Pro Bowler who threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns during the 2019 campaign.
Still, there remains uncertainty about his long-term future with the team until he actually signs a new deal, and backup Cooper Rush has thrown three career passes, completing one for two yards.
Even if the Cowboys and Prescott do finalize a long-term deal to make him the quarterback for years to come, the team could use additional depth at the position.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller did not project Dallas to take a quarterback in any round in his most recent mock draft.