Ever since the Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on star QB Dak Prescott, things have been relatively quiet at Jerry World in terms of signing him to a long-term deal. But after weeks of silence, it looks like there’s finally some movement on that front.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Prescott and the Cowboys have “reengaged on long-term contract talks.” Per the report, the two sides are actively communicating in hopes of working out a deal.
However, Rapoport also noted that the contract is “complex” and has many details. As a result he says it’s “difficult to gauge where it stands.” But the two are on speaking terms with a long-term deal in mind.
Per OverTheCap, Prescott is set to make over $31.5 million with the franchise tag in 2020.
The #Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott have reengaged on long-term contract talks, and sources say the two sides are communicating and would like to work out a deal. With a contract this complex, there are so many details, it’s difficult to gauge where it stands. But they are working.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2020
But the Cowboys’ starting QB is looking for a little bit more than what he can get with the franchise tag. He is believed to want upwards of $33 million to $35 million (and probably some long-term security and a large signing bonus).
In four seasons with the Cowboys, Prescott has thrown for over 15,000 yards and 97 touchdowns. He is a two-time Pro Bowler and led Dallas to two playoff appearances.
We’ll have to see if Jerry Jones ends up putting his money where his mouth is.