The Dallas Cowboys would prefer to keep Dak Prescott for the long haul, but his latest contract demands seem to be out of their price range. On Monday, reports emerged that the former Mississippi State wants roughly $40 million per season.
Prescott is coming off another strong season in which he led Dallas to the postseason. He’s been one of the biggest bargains in the NFL for the past three years because he is on a rookie contract.
While fans in Dallas have supported Prescott since he joined the league, the latest news involving his contract demands may have changed how he’s viewed.
According to Dan Patrick, the Cowboys leaked the report that Prescott wanted $40 million per season in order for fans to side with the team.
When the news did break about Prescott wanting that specific salary, the consensus on social media was that it’s too high of an asking price.
You can watch Patrick discuss what he’s hearing about this situation here:
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Last season, Prescott threw for 3,885 yards and 22 touchdowns. His production on the ground was impressive as well, as he added 305 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Until the Cowboys actually reach an agreement with Prescott, his contract negotiations will be arguably the biggest story in the league.
Dallas would benefit from getting a long-term deal out of the way before the regular season begins.