When it was revealed that the Dallas Cowboys offered Dak Prescott a huge 5-year deal in 2020 and it was turned down, many around the league went with the narrative that Dak was ‘betting on himself’ or gambling with his future by going into the 2020 season without a long-term deal.
Prescott could’ve very well signed for less money last year, but it turned out his severe injury during the season helped his cause greatly.
During his press conference on Wednesday, he spoke on the narrative that was thrown out there about him.
“I’m insulted when people say I gambled,” Prescott said, per Yahoo News. “You get out what you put in.”
Here’s the full press conference:
Dak was on tap to putting up unbelievable numbers before he got injured against the New York Giants. His importance to the team was shown as the team’s offense went from top notch to one of the absolute worst in the entire league.
In the end, it helped him get a four-year deal that is worth $164 million with $126 million guaranteed. With a $66 million signing bonus, he’s set to make a whopping $75 million in year one of the deal.