Report: Dak Prescott, Cowboys not making progress in contract talks
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been talking about a contract extension for several months now, but it sounds like there is still a long way to go before the two sides reach an agreement.
There has been talk that Prescott will likely skip offseason workouts — even if they are virtual — if he and the Cowboys cannot come to a long-term agreement. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, there has been “very little to no traction” in the latest discussions between Prescott and the team.
From @NFLTotalAccess last night: The #Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott haven't drawn closer on a contract extension, and don't expect him to participate in the virtual offseason absent a deal. With continuity by keeping OC Kellen Moore, will it affect anything? pic.twitter.com/SI5w2OD14h
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2020
Rapoport said the issue in the negotiations is more about the length of the deal. 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.
Even if no deal is imminent, it would be a shock if no progress had been made in the past several months. It’s possible that neither side is feeling a sense of urgency to get the contract done at the moment.