Report: Dak Prescott ‘not taking a hometown deal’ with Cowboys
Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are trying to work out a new deal but to get a deal done, Prescott isn’t going to take a hometown discount.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, one of the big reasons that Prescott isn’t willing to take a discount is because of how much of a bargain his rookie deal has been for the team. He didn’t make as much as other quarterbacks who were drafted in the first round, so he is ready to collect on a big payday.
“I’m told that Todd France, who is the agent for Dak Prescott, they’re not taking a hometown deal,” Slater said on Good Morning Football. “He’s completely overperformed as that overall 135th pick, so expect him to hold out, get paid what he deserves, especially when you consider what Carson Wentz got. He’s been a lot more durable, and you could argue he’s probably done a little bit more than Wentz in his time in Dallas.”
Slater’s comments lineup with what Prescott said earlier this off-season when he said he would like to see everyone on the Cowboys paid well, including himself.
“For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott said via Cowboys Wire. “Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going up.”
“It’s important for all these guys to get every bit of their worth. I want to see Zeke the highest-paid. I want to see Amari the highest-paid. I want to see myself up there. And I don’t think any of that is too far-fetched.
The Cowboys have made it clear that they want to get a deal done, but it seems like if they want to get it done, they are going to have to open up the checkbook and pay Prescott a fair deal.