Dak Prescott given ‘final offer’ from the Cowboys
It appears as though Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will be playing the 2020 campaign under the stipulations of the league’s franchise tag.
With Wednesday, July 15th, serving as the final day for Prescott and the Cowboys to come to terms on a long-term contract before the franchise tag officially goes into effect for 2020, it still doesn’t appear as though the two sides will be able to work something out.
However, according to a Tuesday evening report from Jane Slater of NFL Network, the Cowboys have apparently laid out one final offer to Prescott ahead of the mid-week deadline.
Why is the extra year a sticking point? I’m told they just don’t do 4 year extensions. The #Cowboys consider the offer top money so they want the extra year. If he doesn’t reach a deal Wednesday he plays for 31.4M in 2020 on the franchise tag https://t.co/O7TNdINeFQ
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 15, 2020
The soon-to-be 27-year-old Prescott has notably spent his entire four-year NFL playing career as a member of the once-heralded Cowboys. Originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State, Prescott has yet to miss a single regular-season game since breaking into the league four years ago. Over the course of his 64 regular-season appearances with the Cowboys, the veteran signal-caller has thrown for more than 15,500 yards to coincide with his 97 passing touchdowns and just 36 interceptions. Prescott has also completed nearly 66 percent of his passing attempts for his career heading into the 2020 campaign.
Even with Prescott regularly leading the Cowboys to the postseason, Dallas still hasn’t been able to reach a Super Bowl with the team’s last title game appearance coming all the way back in 1995. It will be tough for the Cowboys to manage such a feat in 2020 as well as the NFC is absolutely stacked, though Dallas will surely have one of the better offenses in the NFL should Prescott continue to play well.