It looks like Dak Prescott won’t be getting the contract that he wants.
The Dallas Cowboys have said numerous times publicly that they want to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term contract extension, but the two sides cannot come to a number that they can agree on. Dak clearly wants to be paid a handsome amount that rivals what Russell Wilson got, but the Cowboys want a team friendly deal that allows them to keep the team competitive, something Tom Brady has done over the course of his time in New England.
Because of that, the Cowboys are expected to use the franchise tag on Prescott this offseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
“At this point, the franchise tag looks inevitable, according to sources, although neither side wants the tag to come into play. Dallas strongly prefers a long-term agreement, and will continue to push to sign Prescott to an extension in the coming weeks. Prescott, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, also wants a long-term deal.
But the sides disagree over the two-time Pro Bowler’s value, leaving them at an impasse.”
Prescott, in a recent interview with ESPN’s Sage Steele, said he is confident that the sides will agree to a deal this offseason.
“There’s a lot of things that have to come into play when you’re talking about a contract,” Prescott told Steele. “Never just look at the money, never just look at what people see or the attention-grabber. There’s a lot of details to it. There’s people that know that handle that, so I’m leaving that up to my agent and I have all the confidence in both sides.”
When asked if he was to be franchise tagged, he replied:
“It is what it is.”
The 26-year-old completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions during the 2019 season. He has also rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns for Dallas.