As many expected, the Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on star QB Dak Prescott in lieu of signing him to a long-term deal. But with Dak considered one of the best QBs in the league today, some are suggesting he take a different route instead.
Taking to Twitter following the franchise tag announcement, former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith had a unique suggestion for Dak. He told Dak that he should "Go to Cabo" in Mexico rather than sign for less than he's worth.
It would certainly be a bold move for Dak to not sign the tag and hold out the entire 2020 season - especially for a QB. But star running back Le'Veon Bell did the same thing with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018 and wound up getting the money he wanted. So the move isn't entirely out of the question.
The Dallas Cowboys announced that the exclusive rights franchise tag they put on Dak is worth $33 million. That's more than 15 times the $2.02 million he made with the team last year, but several million short of what Dak has reportedly been negotiating for.
Dak is 40-24 in four years as a starter for Dallas. But he has put up some historic numbers for the Cowboys while making two Pro Bowls and two playoff appearances.
The former Mississippi State star has certainly proved that he's worth a ton of money. There just seems to be a big disconnect between Dak and the Cowboys as to how much.
Should Dak Prescott sign the franchise tag, or take a long trip to Cabo instead?