The Dallas Cowboys already had enough on their plate this offseason with Dak Prescott, but then things got even crazier when Russell Wilson reportedly mentioned them as a destination.
ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler dropped the news on Friday that the Cowboys are “unfazed” by the swirling rumors involving Wilson and they remain committed to signing their own quarterback, Dak Prescott, to a long-term contract.
“From what I’m hearing, Dallas is unfazed by the Russell Wilson talk,” Fowler said Friday on ESPN’s Get Up, via 247Sports. “They are dug in with Dak Prescott. They’ve gone underground. They know they’ve been talking about this for two years and that people don’t believe them — that it’s not going to get done. They want to finalize this with Prescott. They’ve got until March 9 before the franchise tag.
“There are some people around the league who believe they are going to tag him and then trade him, because that money — $37.7 million — is just too much to overcome in a deficit salary cap year of $180 million. So, they’ll try work it out. But Dallas is going to tag him if they don’t get it done by March 9, and then it gives them four months to try and figure it out.”
Josina Anderson reported Thursday that the team stated the same thing when rumors first kicked off.
“Snap reaction from a source out of Dallas: ‘Dak is our QB. Still working on getting something done,’” Anderson tweeted.
Wilson has not yet formally demanded a trade but the Super Bowl champion provided an exclusive list of teams he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for — the Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears.
As of right now, both Dak and Russ are expected to be playing 2021 with their current teams.