Dak Prescott will once again bet on himself after he and the Dallas Cowboys failed to come to terms on a long-term deal by Wednesday’s deadline, which means the quarterback will play the 2020 NFL season on the $31.4 million exclusive franchise tag.
Prescott guaranteed on June 22 that he’d be at the start of training camp when he signed the tender. The Cowboys wanted Prescott to sign a deal of at least five years in length, while his agent countered with four-year offers.
Shortly after the news of Dak not getting his deal hit social media, Dak’s brother took to Twitter and lashed out at the franchise.
NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported on Tuesday that the team was prepared to sign Prescott for an average annual salary of between $33 million and $35 million with more than $100 million guaranteed. But once again, the years were not right for him.
Prescott was arguably one of the most productive quarterbacks in 2019, throwing for 4,902 yards (second-most in the league) with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.