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Former Cowboys Executive Has Controversial Top 5 QBs List

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott against the Eagles.

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Gil Brandt knows a thing or two about the Dallas Cowboys. He was the franchise's vice president for player personnel for nearly three decades and has continued following the team closely since.

Brandt has seen every Cowboys quarterback play, and today he decided to unveil his ranking of the top five signal callers in franchise history. His ballot caused some controversy.

Brandt has Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman in his top two spots. There shouldn't be any complaints there; you could nitpick about the order but those guys are widely recognized as the two best to ever do it for America's Team.

However, it is the third spot on Brandt's list where things get crazy. He has current Cowboys' starter Dak Prescott in that position, ahead of Danny White and Tony Romo. Don Meredith and Craig Morton did not make the cut at all.

Overall, Prescott has had a stellar four seasons as a starter in Dallas. He enters free agency this year likely to secure a lucrative contract, if not from Dallas than from someone else. But his inclusion on this list, particularly ahead of Romo and at the expense of Meredith seems to have drawn the most blowback. Brandt responded to the critics on Twitter. "This was the list I gave to the DMN as part of a panel with Brad Sham and Babe Laufenberg," he wrote. "Our ballots were printed last week. On Valentines Day I got accosted by some guy in the grocery store who told me I was nuts. When you see me in Sprouts, be kind. Please and thank you."

Three seems high for Dak at this point in his career. What do you think?