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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dak Prescott

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.

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.