The Dallas Cowboys are trying to get a long-term deal done with quarterback Dak Prescott, but there are a few key issues yet to iron out.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there are two main issues holding up a Prescott deal right now. The first is guaranteed money, specifically how much Prescott will get in the first two years of the deal. The bigger issue is contract length. The Cowboys like to give out long-term deals, but Prescott wants a shorter contract so he can take advantage of a widely anticipated rise in the salary cap in the coming years.
A crucial aspect in the Dak Prescott negotiations with the Cowboys: Number of years in the deal. While Dallas has traditionally done longer deals with key veterans, Prescott might want a shorter deal to take advantage of a future salary cap explosion pic.twitter.com/xrzqSFH1pn
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 30, 2020
The two sides are talking, and it appears that both sides are confident something will ultimately get done. There is also no rush to agree a new deal. Basically, while everyone is optimistic, there’s a lot to work out before Prescott commits his immediate future to Dallas.