Report: Length of contract is only issue between Dak Prescott, Cowboys
Dak Prescott is looking to become the highest-paid player in football, and the Dallas Cowboys appear to be willing to make that happen. While there may still be some disagreements between the two sides over money, it sounds like the most significant issue is the length of the contract.
Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Saturday that the Cowboys have offered Prescott $35 million per year over five years, which would place Prescott even with Russell Wilson as the highest-paid players in the NFL. That’s certainly a respectable offer, but Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Prescott only wants to commit to a four-year deal. As of now, neither side is willing to budge.
#Cowboys fans should know this: the entire negotiation argument with Dak boils down to the “5 years” aspect of what Dallas wants. This fight is 4 yrs vs 5 yrs. If that’s not a situation that can be worked out by July 15, I don’t know what is. Yet both are standing firm. For now. https://t.co/CTyR5bEk3k
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 9, 2020
Prescott and the Cowboys still have another two months to work out a deal, so neither side is motivated to cave yet. Dallas likes giving out long-term deals to star players, but Prescott is 26 and likely wants to be eligible for free agency again when he is 30. If he continues to play at a high level, he would be in line for a significant raise at that point, as the quarterback market has risen rapidly in recent years.
It still seems unlikely that Prescott will play under the franchise tag this season, though one fellow star quarterback does not think that would be a bad thing for Dak. If the only issue is the length of the contract, a long-term agreement is still the most likely outcome.