Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys nonetheless have another two months to work out a long-term contract extension, and there was a variety of differing information about how shut the two sides are to a deal. While there should be a disagreement over the size of the contract, it doesn’t sound like Prescott ought to be dissatisfied with the dollar quantity.
ESPN’s Todd Archer was informed by sources that the Cowboys’ present supply to Prescott would make him the second-highest paid player in the NFL past only Russell Wilson. The guaranteed money, nevertheless, is on par with the $110 million assured that Jared Goff obtained in his extension with the Los Angeles Rams. Wilson acquired $107 million from the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson’s common annual wage is $35 million, and Ben Roethlisberger is behind him at $34 million. Goff and Aaron Rodgers every make $33.5 million per yr on their present deals, so the Cowboys have probably provided Prescott one thing near $170 million over five years.
There have been numerous stories that the length of the Cowboys’ offer is the issue. Prescott, who is 26, would like to signal a four-year deal, however Dallas is providing 5. Whereas Jerry Jones prefers to offer out longer contracts, Prescott is probably going enthusiastic about hitting free agency once more when he’s 30 and the NFL wage cap has risen.
If Prescott and the Cowboys are solely squabbling over a long-term extension being four or five years, that may be a good sign that a deal shall be in place earlier than the July 15 deadline. One fellow star quarterback may think Prescott would be better off playing under the franchise tag, nevertheless it’s doubtful the Cowboys will let it come to that.