The July 15th deadline came and went without the Dallas Cowboys agreeing to a longterm contract extension with Dak Prescott.
Prescott, the team’s starting quarterback since his rookie season in 2016, had been wanting a long-term deal since the beginning of the 2019 season. Dallas was unable to work out a longterm deal with Prescott and now he will play on a one-year franchise tag contract worth just over $30 million.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wasn’t happy about this situation, so he took to Twitter and called out his former franchise over it.
“The cowboys never had a problem paying their QBs…….for people saying Dak in control shut up..” Bryant wrote.
Cowboys insider Clarence Hill said it’s “wrong” to assume that Dallas was not trying to get a deal done with Prescott.
“Dak Prescott and the Cowboys didn’t get a deal done. But it’s wrong to say Cowboys weren’t trying to pay Dak or don’t believe in Dak. They weren’t being cheap. But they didn’t go far enough to his liking as maybe they should have. Both can be true,” he reports.
The team can also hit Prescott with another franchise tag next year, but they might lead to him holding out and having even bigger problems if he puts up good numbers and gets the team into the postseason.