Cowboys’ Dak Prescott’s contract demands will cause Dallas to ‘cave’
There continues to be a standoff between Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys, but that could change in the near future. According to Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated, he believes that Prescott’s contract demands will cause Dallas to ‘cave’.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 26, 2020
Since last offseason, Prescott has been seeking an extension that makes him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. While Jared Goff and Carson Wentz — who were drafted the same year as Prescott — received deals, the Cowboys held off on giving Prescott an extension.
After putting together a career year in 2019, Prescott’s value is even higher this offseason. Up to this point, the Cowboys have reportedly offered him upwards of $33 million annually and $106 million guaranteed. However, the issue remains in the length of the contract.
“I think we’re looking at $110 million guaranteed. I think we’re looking at $35 million average per year,” Fisher said via Sports Illustrated on Saturday. “The debate that’s left is, the Cowboys would like to have a longer-term commitment of five years. Dak Prescott and his side, [agent] Todd France of CAA, would like a shorter commitment.”
Before Prescott hit free agency earlier this month, Dallas was inclined to place their franchise tag on him. Even though they used the tag on him, they are focused on getting a long-term deal in place before next season. Also, getting an extension completed would prevent Prescott from holding out during training camp.
There’s no doubt that the Cowboys are committed to having Prescott as their quarterback for the long haul. On the other hand, Prescott has all of the leverage and is going to use it until he gets what he wants.