Report: Dak Prescott seeking $40 million from Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is playing hardball over his new contract and was willing to turn down $30 million, but now we know what he actually wants.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Prescott is seeking $40 million annually from the Cowboys, which would comfortably make him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback in terms of annual value.
I can confirm reports that QB Dak Prescott has, in fact, turned down 30M a year offer and is instead seeking 40M a year per source informed. #Cowboys
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, however, reported that this was false by any standard.
Source says report that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wants $40M per year is all-caps false, under new-money standard or total value at signing analysis.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 12, 2019
The $30 million average annual salary would have put Prescott in the top five of NFL quarterback salaries, tied with Atlanta’s Matt Ryan.
Dallas is in a tough spot contract-wise. They have three key offensive players who either want or need new deals, and Dallas has reportedly made competitive offers for all of them. This report would seem to bear that out — $30 million would certainly count as solid offer for Prescott, even if he doesn’t want it.