We are now in the second straight offseason where the Dallas Cowboys have to figure out whether they will franchise tag Dak Prescott or give him the long-term deal that he deserves.
Placing the franchise tag on Dak would result in Prescott earning $37 million for the 2021 season. That seems like a great deal for the QB, but we saw what happened when he played on the tag last season when he suffered a season-ending injury.
NFL Network reporter Jane Slater believes she knows what Dak wants in his deal and it is reportedly similar to Patrick Mahomes.
“The goal here is still to get him signed to a long-term deal, and why would they continue using these costly tags on him if they didn’t feel he was their franchise guy? By the way, last year’s money was in the ballpark of Russell Wilson/Jared Goff-type money,” Slater said on The Dan Patrick Show. “Now he’s looking to be paid right behind Patrick Mahomes, a guy who’s gone to the Super Bowl two years in a row and Dak hasn’t done that yet. They feel like it’s been a respectable offer.”
Mahomes received a 10-year, $450 million contract extension prior to the start of the 2020 season.
Not a single other QB in the league is worth that type of money as this moment.