Dak Prescott Extension Talks Hit Impasse; Latest On Amari Cooper

The pendulum in the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott negotiations continues to swing. A week after we heard that an extension for Prescott was “imminent,” negotiations have again reached a bit of an impasse, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

RapSheet suggests that the length of the deal may be the holdup. It seems that the Cowboys want to give Prescott an extension of at least five years, just as they have with their recent significant signees. But Prescott’s direct market comps, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, just inked four-year extensions with their respective clubs, and Prescott is likely eyeing a shorter-term deal so that he can cash in a second time a year sooner.

Prescott has previously indicated that he is not worried about playing while negotiations are ongoing, and his Week 1 performance only boosted his value. Rapoport said, “[i]t doesn’t seem like things will happen for the foreseeable future. Obviously that could change but that is the read right now.”

As for wide receiver Amari Cooper, we last heard that he and the Cowboys may be in something of a stalemate. Cooper’s patient approach has allowed him to watch the wide receiver market continue to soar, and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes that the 2015 first-rounder will continue to be patient. He is eligible for free agency in March, and while he would like to remain in Dallas, Schefter says there is no guarantee he re-ups before testing the open market.

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  1. Mikel Grady

    Why wouldn’t cowboys want shorter deal? Less risk, if he is a dud draft qb to replace if stud throw more money at him at end of contract

    • seth3120

      Mainly because every deal seems to reset the market in dollars. So if they believe he’s the guy they pay him less in year five than if he resigns after four. Also getting just a four year extension keeps him at a younger age when he goes to sign another extension which makes him more desirable with more in the tank even with guys like Brees and Brady still playing at a high level. They are the exception not the rule

      • seth3120

        Every year the cap goes up so guys are making more and more money. Better to sign guys before that number increases

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