Cowboys’ Dak Prescott jokes about contract talks, $40 million annual deal
The Dallas Cowboys are focused on getting a deal done with Dak Prescott this offseason, but Prescott is waiting for an offer that he is content with. While speaking to Kimberly Martin of Yahoo Sports, Prescott joked about his contract talks and was asked about whether he believes he is worth $40 million a year or not.
“You tell me,” Prescott answered in the video with Kimberly Martin, adding, “You’re the prognosticator.”
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Since last offseason, Prescott has been seeking an extension with the team that drafted him in 2016. After not being able to agree on a long-term deal with the Cowboys, Prescott bet on himself to perform well in 2019.
The Mississippi State product responded well as he recorded the best season of his career. Despite Dallas falling short of the playoffs, Prescott ended the season with 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Following his career year, Prescott is unsure when a deal will get completed.
“Yeah, I mean, I’m wondering the same thing,” Prescott said when Martin asked him when he will get paid. “Y’all know just as much as me. Love when that day comes. But I have confidence in my agency, my agents, my team. I’ve got confidence in the Cowboys. Something will get done.”
Before the new league year begins in March, the Cowboys are “pushing hard” to get a deal done with Prescott. Also, with the franchise tag deadline being March 10, Dallas doesn’t have time on their side.
If the two sides can’t reach an agreement, the reality of Prescott getting the franchise tag becomes more likely. Considering he’s turned down an offer of $33 million per year, Prescott likely wouldn’t be fond of having the franchise tag placed on him.