Dak Prescott Seeking Odd Deal From Cowboys
Dak Prescott is seeking an odd deal from the Dallas Cowboys heading into mid-March’s beginning of free agency.
It is no secret that Prescott wants a big payday. He has been rumored to be asking for everything ranging from $32 million to $40 million per year.
The desire to make real money makes sense, as the Mississippi State product has been playing on a rookie deal this entire time.
Now he wants to get paid.
According to a new ESPN report, Prescott may be seeking a shorter-term deal than many people anticipated.
For the first time since September the Dallas Cowboys and Todd France, the agent for Dak Prescott, had conversations on Wednesday regarding the quarterback’s contract. The meeting did not last long but the Cowboys hope to get a long-term deal finished… https://t.co/HQ3p22WFU0
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) February 26, 2020
“One source suggested that Prescott might prefer to do a shorter-term deal than the traditional long Cowboys deal that allows them to keep restructuring for cap relief,” ESPN reported.
“If Prescott signed a Kirk Cousins-style three-year deal, for example, he’d hit free agency again at age 29.
“Prescott might also be waiting to see whether the Texans extend Deshaun Watson this offseason, and then he could work off of that deal if it establishes new quarterback standards.”
At the moment, both sides are still hoping to get a deal done. However, if an agreement is not reached, the Cowboys will simply put the franchise tag on Prescott and hang on to him for a year while a new deal is set to be worked out.
Recently, Todd Archer of ESPN reported that Dallas brass and Prescott’s agent, Todd France, had conversations about a new deal for the first time since last September. These conversations reportedly took place on Wednesday of last week.
One way or another, the Prescott situation will resolve itself in the coming weeks.
Either he will get a new deal or he will be franchise tagged – but no matter what, Prescott is going to be a member of the Cowboys come the 2020 season.