The Dallas Cowboys announced significant news this morning in the form of a contract extension for All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott. Now, it’s time for the front office to shift their focus toward Dak Prescott.
Unlike Elliott, the dual-threat quarterback hasn’t held out from training camp or the preseason.
Prescott is currently playing in the final year of his rookie contract. He’s hoping to receive an extension that would pay him among the top quarterbacks in football.
Considering that Los Angeles spent $134 million on a new deal for Jared Goff, it’s likely that Prescott wants a similar figure.
According to ESPN reporter Ed Werder, the Cowboys are making a late run toward getting an extension done with Prescott.
Dallas is also wants to reach a long-term agreement with Amari Cooper, but there is nothing imminent at the moment.
The #Cowboys continue efforts to sign QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper to contract extensions as they accomplished with Ezekiel Elliott, sources say. They’ve remained focused on Prescott and are making late run. Nothing imminent with Cooper.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 4, 2019
It’s been a hectic few weeks for the Cowboys, which has included several contract extensions.
Prior to locking up Elliott on a six-year extension, the front office handed out new deals to Jaylon Smith and La’el Collins.
With the regular season just about to begin, the Cowboys will try to avoid any potential off-field distractions. Reaching an agreement with Prescott would certainly help their cause.