Dallas Cowboys prioritizing Prescott, Cooper in contract talks
The Dallas Cowboys have decided where their priorities lie when it comes to discussing contract extensions with their star players.
The Cowboys boast talent at their offensive skill positions in the forms of Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott. The first two players are reportedly at the front of the line for extensions, though Dallas has also had contact with Elliott’s representatives about an extension as well, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
While the #Cowboys have made clear Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are at the front of the line, they’ve also been talking contract with Ezekiel Elliott‘s reps … and everyone seems to be on the same page. @nflnetwork @NFLTotalAccess pic.twitter.com/phBOJkseqV
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 21, 2019
Prescott is the face of the franchise so it only makes sense the Cowboys would want to lock him up long term. Cooper established a rapport with Prescott and had 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games after being traded from the Oakland Raiders. Elliott has become one of the NFL’s premier running backs.
Prescott is 25 years old and set to become a free agent after the season. The reports about how much money he could make are astounding. Cooper is 24 and also set to be a free agent after the year. He is making nearly $14 million in the upcoming season. Clarence Hill Jr. reported this week that contract talks with him are at a stalemate. Elliott is 23 and under team control through 2020, so the Cowboys are not in danger of losing him as soon as they could lose Prescott and Cooper.
That’s an impressive core to build an offense around. It will likely also be expensive. However, that will be money well spent if each can duplicate their 2018 production going forward.