Dak Prescott is currently looking for a new, lucrative contract from the Dallas Cowboys, but there are conflicting reports regarding just how much money he’s asking for.
Over the weekend, there were reports that Dak had turned down a $30 million per year offer from Dallas. Then, earlier today, NFL Network’s Jane Slater not only confirmed those claims but also reported that Prescott was requesting $40 million per season.
Such a figure would give him the highest yearly salary for a QB in the NFL. Russell Wilson currently holds that title with $35 million per year.
I can confirm reports that QB Dak Prescott has, in fact, turned down 30M a year offer and is instead seeking 40M a year per source informed. #Cowboys
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
However, shortly after Slater’s report went live, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio cited a source saying any talk of Prescott wanting that much money is “all-caps false.”
Source says report that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wants $40M per year is all-caps false, under new-money standard or total value at signing analysis.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 12, 2019
USA Today’s Jori Epstein and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen have since echoed what Florio was hearing.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's representatives are not asking for $40M/year, source familiar with negotiations tells @usatodaysports. Source: "That is false."
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 12, 2019
Dak Prescott is not asking for $40 million per year from @Cowboys and even reporting he's turning down $30 million on average is somewhat misleading, as @PFT reports. Yes, details matter. As I said even earlier, what's the structure, the real guarantees, etc.? So, relax.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 12, 2019
Who is right and wrong here? It is tough to tell right now, and that’s how things often are when negotiations play out publicly.
There will undoubtedly be more leaks and reports regarding how much money Prescott is demanding in the coming days. The only thing that will squash all of that is if he actually puts pen to paper.