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#pounditThursday, October 28, 2021

Troy AIkman tells Cowboys to pay Dak Prescott

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The Dallas Cowboys are still in the process of trying to work out a long-term extension with Dak Prescott, and one of the greatest players in franchise history had a message for the team after Prescott’s monster performance on Sunday.

Pay the man.

Prescott threw for a whopping 444 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-27 win over the Detroit Lions, and Dan Rogers of SB Nation pointed out that Dak is now averaging more yards per game than Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Tony Romo, or any other QB in Cowboys history ever did in a season. Aikman responded by telling Jerry Jones to “pay the man.”

The NFL has obviously changed dramatically since Aikman and Staubach played, with rules catered more toward passing offenses. It’s hard to compare stats from different eras, but Prescott is once again proving this year that he is capable of winning as an NFL starter. Guys who have accomplished a lot less than him have been paid a lot more, so it’s only a matter of time before he cashes in.

The Cowboys say they are still “working hard” on signing Prescott to an extension, though a recent report indicated the QB could be headed for the franchise tag this offseason. That doesn’t mean a long-term agreement won’t be reached before the start of next season, however.

Prescott has completed 67.7 percent of his passes this season for 3,221 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He supposedly turned down a massive offer from the Cowboys prior to the season, though details about guaranteed money were unclear. There’s almost no chance the Cowboys let him leave, so it is only a matter of time before an extension is in place. Aikman’s endorsement can’t hurt.


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