Superstar quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been in contract negotiations for a long time now.
In fact, there have been discussions about an extension for Dak Prescott for well over a year now. Despite that, nothing has really come of it though.
Yes, we know something has to happen soon as the quarterback is entering the final year of his current contract. The two sides don’t seem to be 100% on the same page though as negotiations appear to have stalled for a while now.
That might sound like bad news for Dak Prescott. Clearly the Cowboys have a set price and won’t go above it or something, right?
Well apparently it is not bad news for Dak Prescott. According to Riley Gates of 247Sports.com, ESPN’s Field Yates says that Prescott has “all the leverage” in the contract negotiations.
“I think this is about the fact that Dak Prescott has all the leverage,” Yates said.“Dak Prescott has so much more on his resume than other quarterbacks that have been paid at the top of the market. I’m not talking about near the top. Literally at the top. There was a time when Jimmy Garoppolo, who hadn’t even been with the 49ers for a full season, became the highest-paid quarterback in football. If I’m Dak Prescott, the comparison I am drawing with myself is Kirk Cousins. Not just because they’re both fourth-round picks, but guys who are willing to bet on themselves. They have an incredible amount of mental toughness to ride it out.”
Yates talks about a few things here. First, he brings up the resume. Dak Prescott is much more accomplished than the other quarterbacks that have been given top money.
There is also the durability, as Prescott has never missed a game. So he can wait out the perfect deal with little risk if he wants to.
Finally, the contracts are only going to get bigger as the Cowboys become more desperate. No matter your feelings on Prescott, it’s very hard to argue that he is not a great quarterback. And Dallas absolutely needs him if they want to be a contender. The longer he plays, the more they may realize that.
So as of right now, Prescott is in the driver’s seat. He’s holding all the cards.