In an article on Friday for the Dallas Morning News, Calvin Watkins reported that the Cowboys previously offered Prescott a contract with an average annual value of $33 million and a total guarantee of $105 million.
“Cowboys officials have met with the agents of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper a second time since the end of the NFL scouting combine, a source said.
For the first time in the offseason, team officials met with the two high-profile free agents at the NFL scouting combine last week. The Cowboys talked with Prescott’s agent, Todd France, either in person or by phone twice since the end of the 2019 season.
A source said the Cowboys offered Prescott an average salary of $33 million with a guaranteed contract of $105 million.
Financial proposals for Cooper are not known, but he’s seeking one of the largest contracts for a wide receiver.
The Cowboys and the agents for both players, are almost in a holding pattern awaiting for a potential new collective bargaining agreement to be concluded. NFL players are now voting on a possible new CBA and have until March 12 at 10:59 p.m. Dallas time to vote.”
Amari Cooper said in an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Thursday that he wants to be “a Dallas Cowboy for life.”
“I love being a Dallas Cowboy,” Cooper said. “I think about it almost every day. Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can’t beat it. I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for life.”
As far as Dak goes, there are only 4 total QB’s in the league that make over $33M per year (Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Jared Goff, and Aaron Rodgers). That number goes down to 3 QB’s that have over $105 million in total guarantees (Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Russell Wilson).
It looks like Dallas is going to have to come to grips that a large portion of their money will be going to the 2 most important players on their offense.
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