There’s got to be a dream ending to the Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones contract talks, right? For what feels like years now, the two sides have had a back-and-forth regarding a monster new deal.
Since the Cowboys decided to place the franchise tag on No. 4, after agreeing to terms with Amari Cooper, fans out there have feared there could be drama developing.
That’s doesn’t look to be the case, as Ian Rapoport reports the two sides are talking once again, and there’s no hurry to put the pen to paper.
There is no rush to do a deal, and I get the sense all involved would like to breathe a bit. The contract would be about far more than average dollars per year and these always take time. But the main point is, the two sides are back talking. https://t.co/YWcSolQdD6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2020
From our chair, this is the best news possible for everyone worried Dak is holding some sort of a grudge against the team. Per Rapoport’s sources, the parties are taking their sweet time and don’t want to rush their discussions.
Prescott is looking to be paid as one of the top signal callers in the league. Reports have surfaced stating he’s hoping to get around $40 million per year, and rumors of $35 million for four or five years floated to the top of the pile on Wednesday.
I’m hearing whispers that Dax Prescott is close to closing a 4-year deal with DAL rumored to be $35m per year.
— Liz Loza (@LizLoza_FF) March 25, 2020
In today’s market, quarterbacks are getting insane contracts. Will Jones give in to Prescott’s demands?
Source: The #Cowboys have resumed contract negotiations with Dak Prescott for the first time since using the exclusive franchise tag on him. A team source said the #NFL currently shows a $26.8M charge to the cap for Prescott even though he has not signed the franchise tender.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 25, 2020
Despite the Cowboys missing the playoffs last season, Prescott impressed. He finished the year throwing for 4,902 yards (second in the league) and 30 touchdowns. He’s going to get paid sooner or later. We just have to wait and see how much Jones puts on the table.