fThe Dallas Cowboys selected former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday. However, the team had plans to move into the first round and select Paxton Lynch which didn’t pan out and it looks like owner Jerry Jones is still upset about missing the chance.
Jones talked about not being aggressive enough to land the quarterback, who went to the Denver Broncos after they traded up five spots to select him. He said that he lost sleep about it Thursday night and said that he should have overpaid for Lynch.
“When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time,” Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.
No matter what Jerry Jones would have done, however, Lynch was going to sit behind Tony Romo and develop. Now, they have Prescott, who can develop into a starter just as much as Lynch will with the Broncos.
It will be interesting to see who is going to have the better payoff in the end.
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