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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott only wants to earn his big contract money with Super Bowl win

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott has repeatedly played well and made it clear he can perform at a high level despite not having his contract situation sorted out. He also might not be as greedy as some may think he is.

According to a report from FOX’s Pam Oliver, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has said that he’s not playing to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Moreover, Oliver says Prescott doesn’t feel he can ask for that type of money until he’s won a Super Bowl.

This is exactly what agents are for. They can look like the bad guy and demand money so the player can look humble and not have their image tarnished.

Prescott and the Cowboys reportedly are at an impasse on their contract talks. A report that was shot down last month suggested Prescott was seeking $40 million per season.

The 26-year-old is in the final season of his rookie deal and set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Through two games this year, Prescott is looking like an MVP candidate. He threw for three touchdowns on Sunday and has seven this season.

Dak Prescott, Cowboys reportedly at ‘impasse’ in contract talks

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys have expressed confidence publicly that they will be able to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term extension before the quarterback becomes a free agent, but negotiations may not be progressing as quickly as Jerry Jones claims they are.

Prescott and the Cowboys are not expected to have a new contract in place in the foreseeable future, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. While Jones said last week that an extension was “imminent,” talks have apparently hit a snag.

According to Rapoport, the holdup may be due to the Cowboys wanting to continue with their recent trend of signing players to deals spanning five or more years, while Prescott likely wants a contract more in line with the four-year extensions Jared Goff and Carson Wentz recently signed.

Prescott is only 26, so a four-year contract would allow him to potentially hit the free agent market again at age 30. The NFL salary cap will have risen significantly at that point, so he could capitalize on a new quarterback market. The Cowboys, understandably, would like to avoid that.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones walked back Jerry’s comments about the Prescott extension being imminent, though there have been other indications that the discussions are progressing.

Report: Growing indication Cowboys, Dak Prescott closer to new contract

Dak Prescott

Momentum appears to be gathering toward Dak Prescott signing a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, there are increasing signs that the parameters of a deal are in place. The biggest one is that the Cowboys have begun to price an insurance policy that would presumably be related to a new contract for the quarterback.

Prescott is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Cowboys. He’s fresh of a 3,885-yard season, plus a dominant performance in the season opener against the New York Giants.

The Cowboys have been managing expectations for much of the week, but there are real signs this will get done soon.

Stephen Jones walks back Jerry’s claim that Dak Prescott deal is ‘imminent’

Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may have gotten a little ahead of himself when he described a contract extension with Dak Prescott as “imminent.”

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones walked back his father’s words on Monday, saying that while the team was hopeful of getting something done, “imminent” may have been too strong a word.

Prescott, in the final year of his rookie deal, sent extension talk into overdrive Sunday when he torched the New York Giants for 405 yards and four touchdowns. That probably had Jerry Jones in a great mood when he dropped the quote that made the rounds late Sunday. It still appears likely that Prescott and the Cowboys will find an agreement; it just doesn’t seem as close to happening as it sounded Sunday.

Jerry Jones: Deal with Dak Prescott is ‘imminent’

Dak Prescott

Another key member of the Dallas Cowboys could be receiving a lucrative contract extension in the not-so-distant future.

Last week, the Cowboys locked up star running back Ezekiel Elliott for the foreseeable future with the richest running back contract in NFL history. Elliott’s backfield mate, Dak Prescott, could soon be joining him.

Following Sunday’s season-opening win against the division rival New York Giants, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said a new deal for the team’s franchise quarterback was “imminent.”

Prescott got his season off to a great start by completing 25-of-32 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns on the way to a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating. With Prescott, Elliott, and wide receiver Amari Cooper, the Cowboys have premier talent at the offensive skill positions. Jerry Jones is hoping to keep it that way for a while.

Dak Prescott reportedly not pushing for new contract due to endorsement deals

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys hoped to have Dak Prescott signed to a long-term contract extension prior to their season opener on Sunday, but it does not appear they are going to accomplish that goal. However, the quarterback may not be feeling as much urgency to lock down a new deal as some believe.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Prescott currently makes more money in endorsements — roughly $50 million — than some starting NFL quarterbacks earn. Those endorsement deals are in place for years, and Prescott also has hefty loss of value and insurance policies that protect him against a career-threatening injury. For those reasons, Prescott has not felt any pressure to sign a new deal with the Cowboys unless he is completely satisfied with the terms.

The Cowboys will undoubtedly use the franchise tag on Prescott next offseason if they can’t come to a long-term agreement before then, so the team has some flexibility. As Schefter notes, teams would also have the ability to apply both the franchise tag and transition tag to two different players next year if there is no extension to the collective bargaining agreement before the start of the 2020 season. Dallas has two other key players — wide receiver Amari Cooper and cornerback Byron Jones — who are also scheduled to become free agents.

Now that Ezekiel Elliott has signed a long-term deal, the Cowboys are in a good position heading into the season. While Prescott reportedly turned down a significant amount of money from them already, there has been no indication that he will hold out next offseason even if he does not have a new deal in place.

Cowboys still want to sign Dak Prescott to new contract by Sunday

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys got one big contract extension done this week, but they don’t want to be done yet.

According to executive vice president Stephen Jones, the Cowboys are engaged in talks with the agent of quarterback Dak Prescott. Dallas remains hopeful that a new deal can be struck by Week 1.

The 26-year-old quarterback is entering the final year of his rookie deal. He’s coming off a season in which he threw for 3,885 yards, with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

It’s a short and ambitious timeframe, but negotiations have been ongoing. Prescott reportedly turned down a significant sum of money earlier in the offseason.

The news comes in the wake of the Cowboys handing out a huge contract to a teammate. Perhaps Prescott has that in mind as he negotiates with Dallas.