Cowboys Need to Pay Dak Prescott!
The Dallas Cowboys have some of the highest paid quarterback in the history of the NFL. And now that the free agency is pretty much over for the Dallas Cowboys, a source has some insight. Read on why the Cowboys need to pay Dak Prescott…
CelebNSports247.com reports that in addition to re-signing several of their own free agents.
So far the Cowboys lead by receiver Amari Cooper’s five-year, $100 million deal, and the adds of starters in defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, nose tackle Dontari Poe and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix while shoring up depth with tight end Blake Bell and corner back Maurice Canady.
The Cowboys need to step it up with resigning Dak Prescott.
Currently, the Cowboys have now turned their attention back to signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a contract extension during the off-season.
According to a source, the Cowboys have not only resumed talks with Prescott and his representative Todd France but already have presented him with a new offer that would make him the richest player in franchise history and possibly the highest-paid player in the league.
Dak Prescott’s Deal:
The Cowboys put the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott on March 16
Last September, he turned down an updated offer of at least $34 million annually. He had turned down a deal for $33 million annually with $105 million in guarantee money.
Any new offer at this point would match or exceed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s league-leading $35 million annual salary.
In addition, Prescott prefers a four-year deal and the Cowboys wanting five years or longer to help spread out the bonus money and lower the cap figure throughout the contract.
The Star-telegram.com reports, due to contract restructures around the league, the exclusive franchise tag for quarterbacks, which is the average of the top five players at the position, has been reduced to $28.6 million, according to a source. Prescott is currently counting $26.8 million against the cap. The final franchise tag value will be determined April 17.
It was one thing to turn down $34 million annually when the tag was expected to be $32 million. But if it’s $28.6 million, Prescott is leaving a lot of money on the table, especially with the increase with the updated offer.
The Cowboys have until July 15 to sign Prescott to a long-term deal or he will have to play the 2020 season on the franchise tag.