Dallas Cowboys pushing hard to get deal done with Dak Prescott
The Dallas Cowboys would like to make Dak Prescott their long-term quarterback, but the two sides haven’t been able to agree on an extension. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Dallas is pushing hard to get a deal done with Prescott.
The #Cowboys are going to try to buck history, attempting to get a deal done with QB Dak Prescott by the close of the franchise tag window on March 10. A lot will have to happen for a deal to come together. pic.twitter.com/Csl9LVvvB9
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2020
Prior to the 2019 season, Prescott was trying to negotiate a long-term extension with the Cowboys. However, Dallas offered him a contract that wasn’t to his liking so he chose to play without a new contract in place.
The decision to bet on himself paid off for the Mississippi State product. In his fourth season in the NFL, Prescott had the best year of his career as he threw for a career-high 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
While Prescott didn’t receive an extension, both Carson Wentz and Jared Goff were given extensions by their respective teams. Of course, Prescott is linked to Wentz and Goff due to being in the 2016 NFL Draft class.
After seeing Wentz and Goff command $32-34 million, Prescott seems to be seeking out a deal that surpasses those numbers. Recently, there was a report that Prescott turned down an offer from the Cowboys that averaged $33 million annually.
If both sides can’t reach a deal ahead of March 10th, then the Cowboys could be forced to place the franchise tag on the former fourth-round pick. The deadline for NFL teams to utilize their franchise tags expires on March 10th.
Up to this point, it doesn’t appear that much progress has been made in terms of a deal getting done. Even though Prescott is playing hard to get, the Cowboys are determined to get an extension completed within the next month.