On Monday, many Cowboys fans got the news that they had been hoping for when the team and QB Dak Prescott agreed to a massive contract that will tie the two-time Pro Bowl selection to the franchise for the next four years. Prescott is signing a four-year, $160 million deal with the Cowboys. According to the outlets, Prescott’s signing bonus is $66 million, the highest in league history.
The first three years of the new contract average $42 million per year. The deal has a maximum value of $164 million, including $126 million in guaranteed money.
On Tuesday, the team’s official Twitter account asked the fan base how they were feeling, and a ton of them showed just how upset they were about the Dak deal.
“bummed out that our QB (who is supposed to be a great leader) was selfish and just killed our salary cap which will make us a 8-8 team at best the next 4 yrs”
“Thankful that I witnessed the 90s glory because I don’t foresee that happening with the latest hit to the cap. JJ keeps paying big Bank to average players, excludes 21 but that was too much $ too.”
“Terrible. You gave up the farm and took away our hope for the next 4 years. The only plus is we can look forward to drafting in top 10 every year. Well done”
“Thinking about not being a cowboy fan anymore. I like Dak but he is not worth that price. He has not proven shit. Awful decision.”
“About management’s inability to secure the franchise quarterback and still paying a record amount? Meh. Sadly, I’m old enough to remember when the franchise (pronounced: Jimmy) could build a team. The embarrassing collapse after Prescott’s injury is telling.”
“Meh…paid a slightly above avg qb top money and still don’t have a defense and now have no money to pay for a defense. Only shot they have is to draft all defense and pray they all hit.”
“Meh…too much to fix with this team right now. Not overly thrilled about the contract for uncertain performance abilities of Dak. Tim will tell and unfortunately as a long time fan time hasn’t been kind to us.”
“Jerry Jones still the GM? Depressed.”
“Terrible with the stupid deals of Jerry Jones”
“How about when Jerry puts up ticket prices by 40% to help pay for his overrated & overpaid QB?”
Prescott, who will count $22.2 million against the team’s 2021 salary cap, threw for 1,856 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions in five games last season.