The deadline for teams to sign players under the franchise tag to a long-term deal passed on July 15th. The biggest name to not get his long-term deal was easily Dak Prescott as he and the Cowboys just could not come to an agreement.
Prescott will play the 2020 season under the franchise tag, which will pay him $31.4 million. He reportedly wanted a four-year deal from the Cowboys, but they wanted to give him a five-year contract instead.
According to Cowboys reporter Bryan Broaddus, an anonymous coach on the team thinks Prescott might not want to be in Dallas anymore due to failed negotiations.
“At this point, no, I don’t think so,” the anonymous coach told Broaddus. “However he will not say it or show it; the kid is a stud and is mentally strong.”
— Kevin Gray Jr. (@KevinGraySports) July 23, 2020
Prescott, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, has been everything the Cowboys could’ve hoped for in a QB to be selected in that round.
Dak is coming off a career year as he passed for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has also rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns for Dallas.