Jerry Jones, Cowboys Make Final Decision On Dak Prescott
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have made a final decision on Dak Prescott, it appears.
Prescott, 26, is current playing out the final year of his rookie deal.
Earlier this season there were reports that he was seeking somewhere between $30 and $40 million per year annually from Dallas, but his team tried to squash those rumors.
Regardless of what the actual figures were, a deal was never reached and Prescott’s contract status remains what it was.
On Sunday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapaport reported that Prescott would end up getting franchise tagged for the 2020 season.
“This means Prescott is headed toward the franchise tag this offseason,” he said.
“At this point in the season, with a tag looming, it’s hard to imagine a new deal getting done. That said, neither side has put a deadline on it and talks could kick into gear at any point.”
A few days after that report emerged, Jones came out and did his best to put a lid on it.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan on the report that Dak Prescott is getting the franchise tag: He [the reporter] has no idea. Because I would be the only one that knows whether he’s right or wrong. And I can tell you he has no idea.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) November 12, 2019
“He [the reporter] has no idea,” Jones insisted.
“Because I would be the only one that knows whether he’s right or wrong. And I can tell you he has no idea.”
While Jones was obviously taking issue with Rapaort’s report, he never actually denied the content of it.
It sure seems like the Cowboys have made up their mind on what they will be doing with Prescott, and it looks like what they’ll be doing is franchise tagging him.