Dak Prescott Annoyed With Cowboys, Gets Very Honest
Dak Prescott is annoyed with the Cowboys, and he got very honest about it this week.
Prescott is heading into an offseason that will see him become a free agent.
Despite team owner Jerry Jones’ assurances that he wants Prescott back and will pay him a lot of money to make that happen, Prescott seems a bit irritated with the organization.
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News this week, Prescott noted that there is still no new deal on the horizon.
He also admitted that getting franchise tagged is not something he wants, even though it would likely pay him something in the $27 million range for one year.
“I don’t think any of that is necessary. But that’s business. That’s all calculated.
“That’s all on them.”
_ Dak Prescott when asked about the possibility of the Cowboys applying the franchise tag to him. pic.twitter.com/W8UzufF3A0
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“You would hope and you would think something is going to get done, right?” he said.
“I mean, you would have thought something would have gotten done before the season.
Prescott feels like in theory, something will likely happen. But he wants it to happen without the franchise tag being utilized.
“In my brain, it only says that it gets done. Without the tag,” he added.
That said, Prescott seems to realize that Dallas views the franchise tag as a powerful tool.
“I don’t think any of that is necessary,’’ Prescott continued.
“But that’s business. That’s all calculated.”
The Cowboys quarterback said that at the end of the day, based on whatever Dallas brass does, he and his management team will respond accordingly.
“We’ll get to that when we get to that,” he said.
“I look forward to talking to my agents and when that [tag] comes to play, the direction that we’ll go. Until that’s a reality, I won’t worry about it.
“But I do feel like some of this should get done. I’m a little disappointed that it hasn’t, but that’s part of it.’’
Dallas has until March 10 to sign Prescott to an extension.
If that does not happen, regardless of how he feels about it, the organization will have to put the franchise tag on him to halt free agency.