Dak Prescott, Cowboys reportedly had ‘very positive’ contract discussion
There have been a lot of reports recently about Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys making no progress toward a contract extension, but it does not appear that any bad blood is developing between the two sides.
It’s unclear if Prescott plans to take part in the Cowboys’ voluntary virtual offseason program, which begins on Monday. However, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that Prescott’s representatives and the team had a recent discussion about the quarterback’s contract situation, and those talks were described as “very positive.”
Contract update: It remains to be seen if Dak Prescott takes part in today’s start to the Cowboys virtual offseason program. But the two sides have spoken in the last 2 weeks & a source described that session as “very positive.”
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) April 20, 2020
Prescott and the Cowboys have been discussing a contract extension for several months now, so it’s possible the rumblings we have heard about them making no progress are overblown. Each side has to have a better understanding at this point of what the other wants, and several offers have reportedly been exchanged. It would be hard to imagine multiple offers being exchanged without some sort of progress being made.
The Cowboys like giving out longer-term contracts, but Prescott wants a shorter deal so he can cash in again while still in his prime and take advantage of the increasing salary cap. There may also be some disagreement over guaranteed money. Either way, the situation with Ezekiel Elliott was similar last year, and Jerry Jones eventually gave in. It would be a surprise if the Cowboys owner didn’t do the same with his franchise quarterback.