The Dallas Cowboys would love to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term contract extension and it seemed the team thought they had a deal in place a few months ago. That was until Prescott asked for more.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — the Cowboys and Prescott were close to a deal in September that paid the quarterback approximately $33 million per season, but he wanted more than they were offering.
“I don’t want to get into the details, but we have offered him significant money,” vice president Stephen Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “The money we have offered Dak no matter how you look at it would put him as a top five quarterback in the NFL. That is the way we feel about him. He is one of the best.”
Prescott, who played the final season of his four-year rookie contract, is set to become an unrestricted free agent when the new NFL calendar begins in March.
The 26-year-old reportedly wants a deal that would place him as the highest paid quarterback in the league, per the Star-Telegram.
That means his deal would exceed Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, who makes $35 million a season.
If the two sides can’t come to a deal, the Cowboys will likely place the franchise tag on him to buy more time. Teams can begin using the franchise tag on Feb. 25.