Report: Dak Prescott expected to resume contract talks with Cowboys in next week
Dak Prescott surprised some by signing his franchise tender on Sunday, but there’s no doubt that he and the Dallas Cowboys are still preparing to forge ahead with talks about a long-term contract.
Patrik Walker of CBS Sports said Sunday that the two sides are expected to rekindle negotiations in the next week. A deal is “close,” but not imminent.
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• Expected Dak to sign the tender but surprised on the timing
• Nothing is imminent but both sides are CLOSE to a long-term deal
• Cowboys will make a push to get a deal done prior to July 15th pic.twitter.com/CmlwlcPddH
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) June 21, 2020
This has been the case for quite a while. There appear to be very few sticking points in contract talks, but the ones that remain are proving quite hard to sort out. It’s believed that contract length is a major one, with the Cowboys preferring a longer deal than Prescott would like.
That said, Prescott’s decision to sign his franchise tender Sunday is a sign that things clearly haven’t gone bad between the two sides. He’ll be in camp, and momentum still seems to be toward a deal.