Many people are wondering what the Dallas Cowboys plan on doing with Dak Prescott after his season-ending injury. With his future with the franchise up in the air, Dallas plans on signing Prescott to a long-term deal, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.
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During last week’s game versus the New York Giants, Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury. The two-time Pro Bowler would be carted off of the field as his teammates consoled him.
Since undergoing surgery the same night as suffering the injury, Prescott has kept a positive mindset. And as Glazer is reporting, he’s already been spending each day in the team’s facility despite not being able to play.
Seeing that Prescott is playing on the franchise tag this season, his contract status with the Cowboys is undetermined. However, if he continues to make a full recovery from his devastating ankle injury, then Dallas is open to inking Prescott to a multi-year deal this offseason.
It was also reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that the Cowboys could tag Prescott again in 2021 if they are unable to reach an agreement again.
Of course, the reason Prescott is playing under the franchise tag is due to the Cowboys not wanting to give him a certain amount of years and money. But it appears Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones are singing a different tune following his season-ending injury.
Prescott has proven to be a franchise quarterback on and off of the football field. His leadership and character have been top-notch since entering the NFL and the number of players reaching out to him about his injury goes to show the respect he commands in the league.
Even though the team has been hesitant to sign him long-term thus far, the Cowboys would love to get a deal done with Prescott ahead of the 2021 season.