Latest On Cowboys, Dak Prescott

If the Cowboys go forward with a virtual offseason program next week, Dak Prescott won’t log on, unless he has a new deal in place (via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk). The online OTAs would be voluntary, just like regular OTAs, so the choice is entirely up to him. 

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The Cowboys cuffed Prescott with the franchise tag earlier this offseason and he has yet to sign his tender. With a one-year, $31MM+ deal on the table, Prescott is pushing for a multi-year pact that would bring him closer to Russell Wilson‘s league-leading $35MM average annual value. While teammates Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott signed long-term contracts (five years and six years, respectively), Prescott is reportedly looking for a shorter agreement that would allow him to cash in all over again in his prime years.

Even though Prescott’s performance dovetailed in the second half of last season, it’s still possible that he could become the NFL’s new cash leader. The two sides have until July 15 to sort all of that out. If they’re not able to come to terms, Prescott will probably take his time before putting pen to paper, but ultimately play on the one-year tender. Then, after the 2020 season, the two sides will be free to resume negotiations.

Prescott, of course, is not the league’s best quarterback, but he’s one of the better QBs in the game and these deals ultimately come down to age and timing. He won’t turn 27 until the end of July and he’s in a great position to get what he wants from the Cowboys.

The two-time Pro Bowler threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2019. Many of those throws went to Amari Cooper, who tallied 79 receptions for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns en route to a massive payday.

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24 comments on “Latest On Cowboys, Dak Prescott

  1. Senioreditor

    He’ll earn roughly 65-70 million the next 2 seasons and then 100+ million guarantee. I like his future.

    • Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

      “Glad our leader”? If Prescott skips anything, he’s putting himself above the team, and what kind of leader is that?

      New HC means plenty of new plays, and verbiage to learn and by skipping he’s putting himself and his team in a hole.

      Prescott isn’t in a situation like Elliott was, Zeke was most likely going to play out his rookie contract get tagged twice and be cast aside. He had to play hardball. To get a lucrative 2nd contract. Prescott is getting a 2nd contract from Dallas and everyone knows it. 8-8/7-9, it doesn’t matter he’s their guy, but don’t call him a leader if he pulls this crap.
      What’s the difference between 31 and 35M? How many of us will even see 30M before we even turn 30? Duk needs to take his 31M, put on a smile, and go shoot commercials in Jan/Feb to make up the 4M. You know, the months when the big boys that deserve to be highest paid make their $.

      • Wally-the-green-monster

        Develop a skill set worthy of being paid 30 million. Supply, demand, Econ 101.

      • uberalec

        It really is. God forbid a guy hold out from voluntary camps to try and secure his finances.


        • BuckarooBanzai

          You’re definitely not wrong.

          My perspective is Dak simply isn’t “highest paid QB in NFL” good … but you’re worth whatever anyone’s willing to pay

          • phils phanatic

            cousins just signed a new deal for $33M/year so while Dak isn’t the best QB in the league he’s done more to earn that type of money than cousins has

            • Rondon

              How’s that? He’s never won a playoff game much less shown the leadership to get a team there. He’s the highest paid unproven QB out there.

            • Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

              Please explain what “more” has Prescott has done. I would consider them very comparable if you look at regular season stats/lack of playoff success and Cousins is constantly trashed for being overpaid/overrated.
              You mentioned above yourself he isn’t the best QB in the NFL, yet a higher contract puts him near or at the top of QB salaries. I would say 33M should be his ceiling.

              • Rondon

                JJG… I would agree. Another thing is that Cousins has played behind an iffy O-line in Minnesota while Prescott has had all-pro protection his entire career in Dallas and still hasn’t gotten them over the playoff hump. It might be safe to say that his stats wouldn’t be nearly as good if he was playing in Minnesota.

  2. BuckarooBanzai

    “With the 17th Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select, Quarterback …”


    • Since it wasn’t a party, your comment makes no sense. Even if it was, who cares? Maybe he doesn’t want to be such a pushover and let government tell him how to live HIS life?

  3. 2dmo4

    Dude is the most overrated QB Ive seen in quite some time. No f’ing way Id pay him what he’s asking.

  4. dmarcus15

    The Cowboys should have transition tagged him and got the picks the Dolphins would have been a good spot for him then the cowboys could have traded for dalton and got their future QB.

  5. mlbnyyfan

    The Cowboys are delaying the inevitable. They over payed for Zeke, Cooper, and soon to be Dak.

  6. hopefully he never plays another down for us. look to draft a real leader on the field.

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