Dak Prescott, Cowboys not expected to talk before Wednesday deadline for new deal
With less than three days until the NFL’s deadline for teams to sign their franchise-tagged players to multi-year deals, it seems like the Dallas Cowboys and star quarterback Dak Prescott are in no rush to get pen to paper.
According to a report by ESPN staff writer Todd Archer, there are currently no scheduled talks or meetings between the Dallas Cowboys organization and Todd France, Prescott’s agent. Archer added that although things can be easily changed with one phone call, the Cowboys were expected to have a bit more urgency in signing their franchise signal caller to a long-term deal.
Situation could change before July 15 deadline but a source said Sunday afternoon Cowboys are not close to reaching a multi-year contract with QB Dak Prescott. He would enter 2020 season on $31.4M franchise tag if no deal by deadline.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 12, 2020
Earlier, Dallas News’ Calvin Watkins shared in a post on his Twitter account that the two camps were not close to reaching an agreement regarding the possible multi-year deal. He added that if Dallas and their 2016 fourth round pick fail to reach a deal by the July 15 deadline, Prescott would enter the 2020 season on a $31.4 million franchise tag.
Recently, fellow NFL star quarterback Patrick Mahomes made headlines by signing a record contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and this move would indirectly put a spotlight on the situation between Dak and the Cowboys.
Since being taken 135th overall by Dallas in the 2016 NFL Draft, Prescott has played and started every game for the Cowboys, including three postseason games. The Mississippi State alum has led Dallas to two playoff appearances since being drafted and had one his best outings with the team last season, posting career-highs in completions, attempts, and passing yards.