Latest On Dak Prescott, Cowboys FAs

We heard earlier this week that negotiations between the Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott could ultimately lead to a franchise tag. However, Stephen Jones clarified that the organization is still focused on completing a long-term deal before Prescott hits unrestricted free agency in March.

“We want to get this done,” Jones told Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Dallas Star-Telegram. “Things are fixing to heat up. We want to put every foot forward and try to grind this out and get a deal done.

“I know he wants to get his contract in the rear view mirror and we want it too. We want him to be treated well, financially and respectfully. We are going to have a real urgency to get this done.”

There’s been optimism surrounding an extension for months, but the report from earlier this week cautioned that a deal wasn’t imminent. We heard back in January that the two sides were close to an agreement, with the Cowboys reportedly willing to give Prescott a contract worth $33MM per season. Hill Jr. notes that the quarterback is seeking a deal that would jump Russell Wilson‘s league-leading $35MM AAV.

“I don’t want to get into the details, but we have offered him significant money,” Jones said. “The money we have offered Dak no matter how you look at it would put him as a top five quarterback in the NFL. That is the way we feel about him. He is one of the best.”

Jones added that the team’s priority is signing their franchise quarterback, and they haven’t discussed contracts with any of their other free agents, including wideout Amari Cooper and pass-rusher Robert Quinn. Hill Jr. tweets that the organization also hasn’t decided whether they’ll bring back tight end Jason Witten or linebacker Sean Lee. We learned this morning that Lee wasn’t going to retire.

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17 comments on “Latest On Dak Prescott, Cowboys FAs

  1. ziggy13

    I’d love nothing more than for Mahomes to sign a new deal before Dak and have Dallas then have to deal with his asking price jumping up a few million per year because of it

    • Rondon

      He’ll never be able to ask for near that much cause he’s not near the QB Mahomes is. The Cowboys should just tag him and find out whether this guy can actually lead a team to the playoffs before they overspend to sign him.

      • Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

        The problem is he IS asking for “near that much” that’s why a deal has yet to be completed.

      • ziggy13

        Top FAs are always looking to meet or excel previous records. if the current record is 35M, Dak is prob looking in the low 30s. If the record becomes 40M, 35M is a lot more achievable.

        Reason why I’m glad Philly got Wentz extended before Goff and Dak

  2. JJB0811

    He’s like Cousins; can beat average teams, but loses to high end teams. Simply not worth the investment.

  3. KingTiger

    As a Redskins fan (yes, I know that they suck), I would love for Dallas to be on the hook for a 10 year, 350 million dollar contract to average Zak. Thank God for Jerry Jones, the worst GM in football – at least now that Bruce Allen has been fired…

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