Dak Prescott has no intentions of taking anything less if the Cowboys want to sign him for years to come.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been one of the league’s biggest bargains since joining the team in 2016, but it won’t stay that way for his next contract.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Prescott and his agent have no intention of accepting an offer below the current quarterback market which currently has the likes of Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Carson Wentz all averaging more $30 million per year.
“I’m told that Todd France, who is the agent for Dak Prescott, they’re not taking a hometown deal. He’s completely overperformed as that overall 135th pick, so expect him to hold out, get paid what he deserves, especially when you consider what Carson Wentz got. He’s been a lot more durable, and you could argue he’s probably done a little bit more than Wentz in his time in Dallas,” Slater said on Good Morning Football.
Prescott truly believes the franchise can pay him what he’s worth and still sign other players on the squad.
“For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say. Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going up,” Prescott said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today.
“It’s important for all these guys to get every bit of their worth. I want to see Zeke the highest-paid. I want to see Amari the highest-paid. I want to see myself up there. And I don’t think any of that is too far-fetched. Because at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, a year or two later, you’re not going to be the highest-paid. That’s just the way the game goes,” Prescott said.
Prescott is in the final year of his 4-year/$2.723M rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $2.025M for the 2019 season.
Last season, he racked up 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions to go along with a 67.7 completion percentage. He also rushed for 305 yards and six touchdowns.