Cowboys news: Dallas, Dak Prescott had contract negotiations on Wednesday
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Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott had contract negotiations on Wednesday

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For the first time since September, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott’s agent, Todd France, held contract negotiations regarding Prescott on Wednesday, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com.

Archer notes that the meeting did not last long but that the Cowboys are hoping to finalize an agreement before having to use their franchise tag on Prescott. He also says that the discussions between the two sides are being somewhat hampered by the CBA extension that needs to be voted on by the players.

Prescott can become an unrestricted free agent last month.

Both parties talked about an extension last offseason, but the gulf was too large for Dallas and Prescott to come to terms. However, the general consensus all along has been that the Cowboys will eventually get something done with their quarterback.

Prescott is coming off of the best season of his career, as he threw for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 65.1 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 99.7 in 2019.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft and was immediately pressed into starting duty during his rookie campaign due to a preseason injury to Tony Romo.

Prescott has been the Cowboys’ signal-caller ever since, earning Pro Bowl selections in 2016 and 2018 and leading the Cowboys to a couple of NFC East division titles.

Dallas was one of the league’s most disappointing teams this past year, as it went just 8-8 and missed the playoffs in spite of Super Bowl aspirations.