The Los Angeles Rams dropped a huge bombshell on Tuesday night that nobody saw coming. Jared Goff, their 2016 first overall pick, signed to four-year, $134 million contract extension, with an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed.
While that affects quarterbacks set to get paid in the near future, it impacts nobody more than Dak Prescott, who’s set for a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
And owner Jerry Jones can’t be too happy to see this latest news to drop.
As Dallas gets ready to do a deal with Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboy now in the most prime position of all is Dak Prescott.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
Earlier on Tuesday, the Cowboys signed offensive lineman La’el Collins to a five-year extension, which freed up $5.7 million in cap space. That space, ideally, is meant for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is reportedly “very close” to signing his extension.
However, with the Goff news, Prescott and his camp must be salivating at the amount of money they could command from Dallas.
Even after being labeled a system quarterback with a stud running back in Elliott at his disposal, Prescott is one of the most winningest players at his position. What helps his case further is that Jones is in love with him and brags about the former fourth-rounder every chance he gets.
Dak Prescott’s record:
Vs. the NFC East: 13-5
Throws no INTs: 28-5
Sacked 1 time or less: 15-3
Throws more than 1 TD: 17-4
Throws over 240 yards: 18-4
Commits no turnovers: 24-2
Has 100 passer rating: 23-1
Runs 5 or more times: 13-4
Off. totals over 300 yds: 27-5
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 3, 2019
Prior to the Goff news, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz set the market with a four-year, $128 million extension, netting him a $32 million annual salary. Many said Prescott could exceed that, especially with reports of him wanting over $30 million a year.
You have to think he’s going to get his way after this.
The #Rams deal with Goff impacts the Prescott negotiations with the #Cowboys in one meaningful way: it further cements the zone he should land in. He has a firm argument to slot at or slightly above Carson Wentz’s deal. The problem is, Dak’s reps have sought well above that zone.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 4, 2019
That hurts the Cowboys and Jones, who continuously mentions the amount of “pie” that’s left in Dallas. They thought their negotiations with Ezekiel Elliott were difficult? Wait until they enter the boardroom with Dak Prescott.