Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reacts to not having a new contract yet
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t the only member of the organization with an expiring contract. It’s worth noting, Dak Prescott is entering the final regular-season game before his current deal expires.
Like the much-maligned head coach, the Cowboys have not handed over Prescott a new contract. The lack of a deal comes despite an offseason where Dallas brass tried to lock down the fourth-year passer to no avail.
Prescott says the lack of a new deal is part of a process that he is very new to. His only NFL contract was a rookie-scale deal, which does not have wiggle room — especially for a fourth-round pick — to negotiate with. He’s “not at all” surprised that he lacks a new gaudy contract.
“I’m just not surprised,” Prescott said on Thursday, via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk“It’s the business. It’s my first time going through it. Not surprised by anything that comes from it — from the league, from the team, from whatever. Learning as I go.”
Though not locked up for the long-haul yet, the likeliest scenario in contract talks is that Prescott gets a deal. While the Cowboys are 7-8, the Mississippi State product has acted as one of the bright spots during Dallas’s ever-so disappointing season.
On the season, Prescott has passed for 4,599 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on a 64.8% completion rate. Somehow, he did not make the Pro Bowl for the third time in his four-year NFL career, but that doesn’t take away from the contributions he provided.
While he can stand to improve in some areas, Prescott is the franchise quarterback for the Cowboys. They will likely extend him to a gaudy extension in the offseason and, in turn, build around him. It would be quite difficult to stay afloat if he were to depart.