Take it from somebody who’s performed the place for, and negotiated with, the Jones household: Dak Prescott goes to receives a commission.
In an interview Monday with Sports activities Illustrated’s Mike Fisher, legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman said he “strongly believes” it’s a matter of when — not if — Prescott inks a profitable long-term extension to stay in Dallas.
“I really like Dak Prescott,” Aikman mentioned, by way of Professional Soccer Discuss. “I really like the whole lot about him. . . . I’m not saying something the Cowboys don’t already know. They’ll pay him. He’s going to make some huge cash, and I feel he’s going to be the quarterback for the Cowboys for an extended, very long time and proceed to have an amazing profession.”
Aikman hedged his assertion by permitting that Prescott’s riches, no less than in 2020, may come from his $31.Four million unique franchise tag relatively than a multi-year megadeal.
However the overarching level the Corridor-of-Famer is attempting to determine, is that Dak received’t be donning one other workforce’s colours any time quickly.
“I’ve been shocked that there was a lot dialogue about his contract,” Aikman mentioned, per Professional Soccer Discuss. “It’s not like he’s not going to be enjoying for the Cowboys in 2020. Whether or not he’s franchised or he has a deal, he’s going to be right here enjoying and ultimately a deal will get achieved. So, it’s not excessive on my checklist of issues I take a look at the league and what’s taking place with the opposite 31 groups.”
In response to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys at present have a proposal on the desk that may make Prescott the game’s second-highest-paid signal-caller, behind Seattle’s Russell Wilson, at greater than $34 million yearly. The proposal contains ensures “on par” with Rams QB Jared Goff’s record-setting $110 million, per Archer.
Size stays the most important (solely?) roadblock stopping an settlement; Prescott reportedly prefers a four-year pact whereas the Cowboys are holding agency for a five-year dedication.
The perimeters have till July 15 to work out an settlement. Failing that, Prescott will likely be pressured to play out the season on his franchise tender, which he’s but to signal.
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Dak Named ‘Largest Potential Distraction’ for 2020
There are two faculties of thought relating to Prescott: Pay the person or let him rot (on the franchise tag). However there’s one proven fact about his ballyhooed contract standoff: It’s inconceivable to disregard, particularly in an offseason as distinctive as this 12 months.
For that cause, and for that cause solely, Bleacher Report has grouped Prescott among the many NFL’s “largest potential distractions” forward of the 2020 common season.
By way of Kristopher Knox:
Dak Prescott’s agent has denied experiences the quarterback turned down a five-year deal from the Dallas Cowboys, based on NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Nonetheless, the actual fact stays that no deal is in place, and the franchise-tagged signal-caller has but to signal his tender.
This implies a holdout is feasible, which might have an apparent affect on Dallas’ season. That’s doubtless why the Cowboys have been fast to offer veteran Andy Dalton a one-year, $three million deal after he was launched by Cincinnati.
Dalton is a high quality little bit of insurance coverage for the Cowboys, however he does symbolize a large step again from what Prescott was in 2019—Prescott threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. If he isn’t with the workforce when the season begins, Dallas’ playoff hopes could possibly be in jeopardy.
Nonetheless, even when Prescott does signal his franchise tender and begin the season underneath middle, his future in Dallas will stay a distraction. The one means the Cowboys are going to keep away from it’s by getting a long-term deal achieved earlier than the July 15 deadline.
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