The Dallas Cowboys hosted the New York Giants in a divisional matchup on Sunday afternoon.
All of the talk about the Cowboys heading into the 2019 season centered around star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The former Ohio State star decided to hold out from camp before receiving a record running back contract from the team.
Now that Elliott’s deal is complete, the team can turn to focus on quarterback Dak Prescott. The former Mississippi State quarterback reportedly turned down an offer from the team worth $30 million per year.
Reports suggested he’s asking for $40 million per year, and if he keeps playing like he did in the first half against the Giants, Jerry Jones will have no choice but to oblige.
Prescott threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the first 30 minutes of the game.
Dak 20/26 for 256 yards and 3 TDs in the first half. Looking at Jerry like.. pic.twitter.com/OV5WHHdVRM
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 8, 2019
Prescott sat by as the Los Angeles Rams made Jared Goff the highest-paid player in the NFL. Goff received a four-year contract extension worth $134 million with $110 million guaranteed.
Now he might get his chance to break the bank.
New Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore could make Prescott a very rich man. Moore has the Cowboys offense firing on all cylinders in his first game as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Dallas leads 21-7 at the half.