Prescott, the team’s starting quarterback since 2016, is currently slated to play the season under the franchise tag if the two sides don’t come to an agreement by July 15th.
Former Cowboys first-round pick Marcus Spears believes this is a major mistake and even sent them a strong warning about their handling of Prescott on Get Up! this week.
“Dak Prescott is a good quarterback with the possibility of playing at a high, elite level as his career progresses,” Spears said on ESPN. “Yes, it surprises me that they can’t get this done. But I also feel like Dallas is in a spot right now where they will regret not signing Dak Prescott, not getting this done. I understand the times. I understand the financial ramifications. Other people are getting it done with contracts with other players, i.e. Dallas.
“Everybody else has been signed to a long-term deal. I don’t know where this relationship goes … This is just one of those isolated situations that I’m going to say, as I’ve continued to say, you do not play games with your so-called franchise quarterback. Get him under contract.”
Prescott put up some career numbers last season, but the team squandered away their 3-0 record to completely miss the playoffs.
The Cowboys are scheduled to open the 2020 NFL season on Sunday, Sept. 13 against the Rams in Los Angeles.
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