Prescott is coming off of a No. 2 finish in 2019 and his situation looks even better with the addition of CeeDee Lamb (as a replacement for Randall Cobb) and the loss of Jason Witten shouldn’t hurt much with the probable emergence of Blake Jarwin. Even though there was a change at head coach, Prescott’s offensive coordinator, Kellen Moore, returns for another season.
According to the NFL Network's Jane Slater, Dak Prescott was involved in last minute discussions regarding a long-term deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The reported offer was said to be in the $33-$35M dollar range, with $110 million guaranteed.
Being in contract talks down to the deadline is one thing, actually being close to a deal is another. The Cowboys will let Dak Prescott play the season on the franchise tag before potentially looking to hammer out a long-term deal next summer. Franchising him a second time would be expensive, but may still be the course of action the Cowboys take. Dak was excellent in 2019, and currently sits as our number three overall quarterback for the 2020 season. Dak now has an even more explosive supporting cast than he did last season, and may be looking to play his way into a Patrick Mahomes like payday. Prescott does not project to be adversely affected by the lack of a long term deal, and should remain one of fantasy football’s elite producers at the quarterback position.
The deadline is 1 minute away and there's no deal between Dak Prescott and the #Cowboys, per source. The sides did communicate today, but he's set to play on the $31.409 million tag.
This was the expected outcome in what has turned into a long-term standoff between Prescott and Jerry Jones. Prescott has steadily improved since entering he league and led one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL last year, but the Cowboys have been reluctant to give him a long-term deal. He will now play the 2020 season on the franchise tag and rehash negotiations next offseason. Prescott has plenty of motivation to put up huge numbers this year.
Despite Wednesday’s deadline to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal, there are no scheduled talks between the Dallas Cowboys and the quarterback’s agent, Todd France, according to multiple sources.
This falls right in line with a report we had on Sunday about a lack of optimism. As the story said, things can change quickly with a simple phone call. But, there was expected to be more urgency in getting a deal done that would lock the team and Prescott together for the long term while making the quarterback one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Prescott already signed his franchise tender and without a deal with make a little less than $31.5 million this season.
Source said Sunday afternoon Cowboys are not close to reaching a multi-year contract with QB Dak Prescott.
The deadline is July 15, which is this Wednesday, and while the situation could change, the report of not being close isn't exactly optimistic. Prescott would enter 2020 season on $31.4M franchise tag if no deal by deadline, the tweet went on to say.