The Dallas Cowboys have handed out contract extensions to several players on their roster, such as Jaylon Smith and Ezekiel Elliott. Next in line for a long-term deal is Dak Prescott.
Dallas has been fortunate enough to have Prescott on a rookie salary for the past three seasons. Now, it’s time for the front office to give its quarterback a significant raise.
Back in August, there were reports stating that Prescott and his camp were demanding roughly $40 million per year. It’s not a guarantee that he’ll reach that desired number, but he’ll definitely break the bank.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Rams gave Jared Goff a four-year deal worth $134 million. The terms of his contract should give Prescott’s representation a baseline
Stephen Jones, the Cowboys executive vice president, revealed that management wants to reach an agreement with Prescott before their Week 1 matchup against the Giants.
During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jones said “We’re still holding out hope that we can figure out how to come up with a deal by the game on Sunday.”
Cowboys insider Mike Fisher has been hinting at a potential deal happening before the team’s opener.
BREAKING: Stephen Jones tells 105.3 The Fan the Cowboys goal is to sign QB Dak Prescott – this weekend! https://t.co/WM2Ps0odXU
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) September 6, 2019
Elliott is encouraging the Cowboys to get a deal done with Prescott. They both want to spend the rest of their careers together in Dallas.
With the season opener for Dallas only two days away, the front office is running out of time to sign Prescott to an extension before kickoff.