Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is seeking a lucrative long-term contract. That much is clear.
What remains to be seen is how much money Prescott is seeking. As of yesterday, there were conflicting reports on whether or not he was asking for $40 million per year or not.
According to Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, Prescott’s target is the $35 million per year deal that Russell Wilson received this offseason. Wilson is the highest-paid QB in the NFL in terms of yearly salary.
Robinson also seemed to confirm Jane Slater’s report from Monday that Prescott and his team have thrown out the $40 million figure in negotiations.
Yes, I‘ve been told #Seahawks’ Russell Wilson deal ($35 million APY) is the Dak target. And that will rise next offseason if he shows out in 2019. Also, @SlaterNFL isn’t alone in hearing that $40 million APY negotiation number. That figure has gotten around to other franchises. https://t.co/LiMpvnXrPJ
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 13, 2019
While $35 million per season for Prescott might seem a bit steep, keep in mind that the pay scale for quarterbacks is only going to grow. In a couple of seasons, $35 million might be a relative bargain.
Right now though, it could be more than the Cowboys are willing to pay.