It would appear that Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are pretty far apart on terms of a contract extension. On the heels of rumors that Prescott turned down a $30 million per year deal, we now know what Prescott is seeking.
According to NFL Network reporter Jane Slater, Prescott is seeking $40 million per year. Slater expects that the two sides might eventually meet in the middle at around $34-35 million a year.
It’s hard to deny that Prescott has earned a massive pay raise. He’s led Dallas to two division titles and a 32-16 record in three NFL seasons.
But not even NFL megastars like Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck or Tom Brady – all of whom have starred for far longer periods of time – have managed to convince their owners to invest that much in them.
This is negotiating and business here. Number, if gets done, would likely be closer to 34-35M but as I reported earlier this summer don’t expect a “hometown discount” https://t.co/aVg9uZhRAk
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
Prescott has become a polarizing figure on his rise to stardom in Dallas.
He has put up some incredible numbers since being picked in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Prescott is already No. 6 on Dallas’ all-time leading passing yardage list.
Additionally, Prescott’s career averages have already surpassed Cowboys legend Troy Aikman, among others.
With Dallas already locked in a tough fight with All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott, they may want to get Prescott’s extension taken care of quickly.