NFL free agency is exactly three weeks away. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are set to hit the open market.
Earlier this week, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said the team has not had any negotiations with Prescott since before the 2019 season. They did, however, meet with Cooper and his agent at the Super Bowl in Miami earlier this month.
Dallas has expressed interest in bringing both players back, but the team reiterated once again this morning that they will not begin serious contract negotiations with either player until they know the rules of the CBA for the 2020 year. The NFL is currently in the process of trying to get a new CBA ratified.
The owners have agreed to the terms of the deal, but it is up to the players to vote to accept the proposal. If they don't, there's a chance we don't see a new CBA in place for a while.
The current CBA is set to expire in March 2021 when the 2021 league year begins.
If a new CBA is not agreed to by February 27, the Cowboys could explore franchise tagging Prescott while putting the transition tag on Cooper. Teams will be able to use both tags from February 27 to March 12.
The legal tampering period for the NFL begins on March 16, with free agency kicking with the start of the new league year on March 18.