The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Dak Prescott earlier this month, but Jerry Jones is still hoping to get a longterm deal worked out with his quarterback.
Not much has been reported lately regarding Prescott’s contract negotiations. That began to change this afternoon, though.
Liz Loza of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier today that she’s starting to hear “whispers” about an extension for Prescott. She reported that a potential four-year deal at $35 million/season is possible.
I’m hearing whispers that Dax Prescott is close to closing a 4-year deal with DAL rumored to be $35m per year.
— Liz Loza (@LizLoza_FF) March 25, 2020
Now, ESPN NFL insider – and longtime Cowboys reporter – Ed Werder is reporting that Dallas is back to the negotiating table with Prescott.
“The Cowboys have resumed contract negotiations with Dak Prescott for the first time since using the exclusive franchise tag on him,” he reports.
Source: The #Cowboys have resumed contract negotiations with Dak Prescott for the first time since using the exclusive franchise tag on him. A team source said the #NFL currently shows a $26.8M charge to the cap for Prescott even though he has not signed the franchise tender.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 25, 2020
Prescott is coming off his rookie deal in Dallas in which he was vastly underpaid compared to his contributions on the field.
The former Mississippi State quarterback is now reportedly looking to become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
And while Prescott is reportedly looking for a four-year deal, the Cowboys are likely looking for a five-plus year deal.