Cowboys’ Dak Prescott’s target figure, according to former NFL star
The deadline for Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys to finalize a long-term contract in 2020 is right around the corner. DeAngelo Hall, the former NFL cornerback and current analyst on NFL Network, believes Prescott would be content with a certain figure.
During an appearance on NFL Total Access, Hall spoke about how Prescott’s deal is affected by Patrick Mahomes’ recent mega deal:
“If we’re saying Patrick Mahomes is the best football player on the planet, and he’s only taking $45 million, then yeah, Dak, this kind of hurts you a little bit. I don’t think the Cowboys are going to come any higher,” Hall said. “But the good part, Dak doesn’t have to negotiate against a guy like Patrick Mahomes. I’m not sitting here saying Dak is on Patrick Mahomes’ level. No he’s not.
Last offseason, Prescott’s fellow draftmates — Carson Wentz and Jared Goff — received extensions that paid them $33 and $34 million annually. While Prescott isn’t going to command the same as Mahomes, Hall thinks that he’d accept slightly more than Wentz and Goff.
“But I’ll tell you whose level he is on. He is on Carson Wentz’s level. He is on Kirk Cousins’ level. He is on Jared Goff’s level. All of these guys are at upwards of $30 million. … It hurts Dak because he can’t get that 45 or that 40 that he wants. But look, man, he’s going to get that $35 million and Dak will be extremely happy. So, Jerry, go ahead and get that done, man.”
The deadline for the Cowboys to ink Prescott to a multi-year contract is on July 15. Even though Hall believes $35 million annually will get a deal done, it will probably take slightly more than that for both sides to come to an agreement.