Cowboys, Dak Prescott contract talks: Dispelling the theories

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Because the watch for quarterback Dak Prescott’s upcoming contract with the Dallas Cowboys extends right into a second decade … wait, has it not been that lengthy? It certain appears that method.

The Cowboys positioned the unique franchise tag on Prescott in March, which implies he’ll make no less than $31.Four million in wage in 2020. However, the hope from Prescott’s camp and the Cowboys has been they may work out a long-term settlement, although discussions haven’t picked up in depth in latest weeks.

The subsequent vital date to recollect is July 15. With no long-term contract signed by that date, Prescott should play on the tag all through the 2020 season and can’t signal a long-term take care of the Cowboys till after the season ends.

With most stay sports activities on a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, talks between the Cowboys and Prescott’s agent, Todd France, have been analyzed by followers and media with a zeal not usually seen in the course of the regular sports activities information cycle.

Trenches have been dug within the debate that appear laughable when there are statistics and proof to again up the truth that Prescott has been among the finest quarterbacks within the NFL since taking up the Cowboys’ offense in 2016.

Theories have emerged as to why the Cowboys haven’t struck a deal but. Let’s look at a few of the most mentioned narratives:

Idea: Cowboys do not consider Prescott is a high QB

The Cowboys have a suggestion that, based on sources, would make Prescott the second-highest-paid NFL quarterback when it comes to common per yr. That determine would fall behind Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who makes $35 million a season and obtained assured cash that’s on par with Jared Goff’s $110 million assure from the Los Angeles Rams.

If the Cowboys didn’t consider in Prescott, would they’ve made that sort of supply? If they didn’t consider in Prescott, would they’ve positioned the unique franchise tag on him, which prevented different groups from making Prescott a suggestion? If they didn’t consider in Prescott, would not they’ve no less than thought of going after a high free agent, like, say, Tom Brady?

The Cowboys went by means of a protracted quarterback winter from the time Troy Aikman retired in 2001 to the time Tony Romo took over in 2006. Cowboys proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones, and government vp Stephen Jones, know the issue of discovering and conserving franchise quarterbacks. Prescott, who was chosen No. 135 total within the 2016 draft, has a 40-24 report as a starter, took the Cowboys to the playoffs twice, gained a postseason recreation and is coming off profession highs in passing yards (4,902) and landing passes (30).

Verdict: What would not the Cowboys like about Prescott?

Idea: Dallas waited too lengthy to attempt to signal Prescott

NFL guidelines prevented the Cowboys from signing Prescott to a contract extension till after his third season (2018). As quickly as they may, the Joneses mentioned repeatedly Prescott was their No. 1 precedence to signal long run.

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