The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have been at a standstill in contract talks for quite some time, with neither side having much communication. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys and Prescott haven't made much progress on a contract in months.
From NFL Now: Troy Aikman isn't wrong — all sides want an extension for #Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. But a lot has to happen to get there. pic.twitter.com/63n5SmmsFj
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 26, 2020
The discussion of Prescott's contract was rekindled with Troy Aikman going on 105.3 The Fan to speak about the situation. While making an appearance on the Dallas-based radio show, Aikman is confident that Prescott will be paid.
However, up to this point, Dallas and Prescott haven't spoken much since the end of last season. Early in free agency, the Cowboys placed their franchise tag on the former fourth-round pick to prevent him from signing elsewhere.
Seeing that he received the tag, the Cowboys have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Prescott. Given how little progress has been made thus far, it's tough to believe that changes in the coming weeks.
Just recently, ESPN's Todd Archer reported that Dallas was prepared to make Prescott the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. But if what Rapoport is saying is indeed true, then Archer's sources could be a bit out of the loop.
Last offseason, Prescott's fellow draft mates in Jared Goff and Carson Wentz received lucrative extensions with their respective teams. Both Goff and Wentz netted deals that pay them an excess of $33 million annually and $107 million in guarantees.
Provided that, with how the quarterback market works, it's safe to assume that Prescott wants more than Goff and Wentz. With that being said, the clock is ticking for Prescott and the Cowboys to come to an agreement this offseason.