The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have been embroiled in contract negotiations for the duration of the 2019 season, but neither side can come to a number that both will agree on.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the two sides haven’t gotten anywhere on a long-term contract and talks are essentially dead at this point.
“This means Prescott is headed toward the franchise tag this offseason. At this point in the season, with a tag looming, it’s hard to imagine a new deal getting done. That said, neither side has put a deadline on it and talks could kick into gear at any point.”
The report goes on to say that the Cowboys giving Prescott the exclusive franchise tag would cost them more than $33 million. If he’s tagged the following season, it would eclipse $40 million and he would become a free agent in 2022.
Prescott is playing out the final year of his rookie deal and is making just over $2 million this year.