Emmitt Smith speaks out on Cowboys’ Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Prescott’s price tag after he reportedly rejected a $33 million offer during the 2019 NFL season. Smith suggested during an appearance on The Lefkoe Show that playing in Dallas comes with its own set of perks that should help make up the difference in his new deal:
“How much money are you willing to leave on the table? The Cowboys are a marketable organization,” Smith said. Instead of taking 35 [million], would you take 28? Leave some for Amari and pick up the rest in endorsements.”
Smith’s comments may come as a bit of a surprise considering he had his own fair share of contract disputes with team owner Jerry Jones during his playing days.
It even got to the point where he held out of training camp and watched the Cowboys lose the first two games of the 1993 NFL season before he finally returned after being made the highest-paid running back in the league. He now appears to be asking Prescott to lower his asking price and make it up by taking advantage of the team’s brand.
There is no question that the Cowboys are one of the NFL’s household names. As a result, players in Dallas do tend to receive more attention than other teams around the league.
Regardless, it is difficult to imagine Prescott sacrificing more money for the chance at more endorsements when they are already coming his way to begin with.