Ezekiel Elliot Gets Brutally Honest About Dak Prescott
Ezekiel Elliot got brutally honest about Dak Prescott recently.
Prescott is officially set to become a free agent in just two months.
The Dallas Cowboys have indicated that they will either give him a new deal or franchise tag him.
There is no scenario where the team will let their star quarterback walk for nothing.
This week, Elliot spoke to the media regarding what precisely Prescott means to the team.
“Dak’s our leader,” he said.
“He’s the heart and soul of our team. He’s going to get his money.”
“@Dak‘s our leader. He’s the heart and soul of this whole team … He’s gonna get his money.” 💰@EzekielElliott with some high praise for his QB in a #GMFB Weekend interview with @SlaterNFL & @OmarDRuiz#DallasCowboys
— GMFB (@gmfb) January 25, 2020
The Cowboys are no strangers to this situation.
Last year, they faced something similar with Elliot, who held out until he got a new deal.
Prescott is coming off a career-best year in 2019. He recorded 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 8.2 yards per passing attempt while only getting sacked 23 times.
Elliot noticed the improvement in his quarterback.
“Just taking his game to the next level, getting better as a player, better as a leader, just all around,” he said.
Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones referred to Prescott as “our quarterback of the future,” so all signs point to a deal getting done sooner or later.
Prescott is reportedly looking at annual salary in excess of what Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is getting. That would put him somewhere in the $35 million and above category heading into 2020.
If the Cowboys franchise tag him, Prescott would get something in the $27 million range next year.
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