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#pounditTuesday, August 4, 2020

Michael Irvin: Cowboys owe Dak Prescott ‘back pay’ for last four years

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Michael Irvin thinks it’s time for the Dallas Cowboys to pay Dak Prescott — and not just for his future production, either.

Irvin believes the Cowboys should pay Prescott because he has won for them over his first four NFL seasons — and because, in essence, they owe him for those four years, too.

“Dak has been not great, but perfect,” Irvin said on Wednesday’s “The Rich Eisen Show,” via the Dallas Morning News. “Not necessarily in wins and losses, of course. But I’m talking about just the person that he’s been. The kind of investment you want to make, the kind of guy you say ‘yeah, we hit it with this guy. We got him in the fourth round.’ You stole four years, so whatever he gets he deserves because you still owe him back pay.”

Obviously, most teams aren’t going to think this way. Irvin is right that Prescott has won — he’s 40-24 as a starter. More importantly, he’s still only 26, and still has a lot of his prime left.

Irvin’s point is well taken, but it doesn’t appear to be the money that’s holding up a potential deal between Prescott and the Cowboys.

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