Sources: Dallas Cowboys Plan to Re-Sign Trey Lance, But Won’t Exercise 5th-Year Option
FRISCO – The Dallas Cowboys entered the 2023 NFL Draft wishing to use a mid-round pick on an affordable developmental quarterback to work behind Dak Prescott. The chips didn’t quite fall that way, but the mindset was the same when at the start of the season they traded a mid-round pick (a fourth-rounder) for a quarterback who has yet to develop in Trey Lance.
The same concept. A different path. And now the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, who is still just 23, is a member of the Cowboys.
How long will Lance remain that way? There is this season and 2024 left on his rookie contract. It pays him $940,000 this season; that’s extremely affordable for a look. And it is a guaranteed $5.3 million in 2024; that’s still affordable, especially if Lance improves.