In a season that could ultimately yield yet another NFC East crown or playoff berth, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is on pace for one of his best years.
Unfortunately, Prescott’s efforts to land a contract extension with the Cowboys have so far yielded no results.
As a result, one NFL insider is indicating that Prescott may be headed towards a franchise tag in the offseason.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Prescott and the Cowboys did not make “any progress” on a contract extension during the Week 8 bye. He further noted that the two sides have barely spoken on the matter.
If the Cowboys plan on keeping Prescott – and all indications are that they do – they’ll have to franchise tag him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2019
Rapoport noted that a franchise tag would cost the Cowboys $33 million. And if they attempted to tag him again in 2021, it would cost around $40 million.
Prescott has a 37-19 record and two Pro Bowl appearances since being drafted in the fourth round by the Cowboys in 2016.
In that time he’s led the Cowboys to two NFC East crowns.
But the Cowboys are already stretching their cap budget between their highly-touted offensive line and the new deal they gave to star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Jerry Jones will have a lot of tough decisions to make in the weeks and months ahead.