Dak Prescott is going to get paid. The only real question is whether it will be by the Dallas Cowboys or another team.
For the Cowboys part, they have made every indication that they intend to keep him. Team vice president Stephen Jones recently said as much on Thursday, saying that negotiations are “fixing to heat up.” New Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has also expressed his excitement to work with Dak. He was instrumental in the careers of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, and called the Cowboys QB “a great one.”
That hasn’t stopped some pretty wild speculation to hit the Cowboys. With Tom Brady’s potential departure from the New England Patriots, Dallas has been floated as a potential landing spot for the legendary quarterback. Michael Irvin said he had heard it as a possibility from “significant people,” though he later clarified that those people were not with the Cowboys. He also doesn’t believe that Brady would be a good move for the franchise, and supports Prescott.
Dak Prescott recently sat down with Yahoo Sports’ Kimberly Martin to discuss his contract situation. While he clearly believes in his abilities, and more or less acknowledges that he believes he is worth the large gobs of money being tossed out there for his next deal, he is also very confident in both his agents and the team in getting a deal done. Video, via Yahoo Sports:
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Martin opened things with Prescott by directly asking if he had a good idea of when a deal might get done. That is something he could not answer.
Martin: When are we going to see you get paid? That’s what everybody wants to know.
Prescott: I’m wondering the same thing. Y’all know just as much as me. I’ll love when that day comes, but I have confidence in my agency, my agents, my team. I have confidence in the Cowboys. Something will be done.
After discussing how betting on himself has always been his approach in his football career, Martin asked Prescott if he thinks he’s worth a market-setting $40 million per year deal.
KM: Are you a $40 million quarterback?
DP: You tell me.
KM: I’m not the one writing the checks, though.
DP: I’m not either. If it’s my call to write it…there’s no telling. I mean, let’s be honest. But I said before, I trust my agents, I trust the Cowboys, something will get done. We’re not going to sit here and put a number on it, something will happen.
Ian Rapoport recently reported that the team wants to get its Dak Prescott deal done by the end of the franchise tag window on March 10.