Cowboys Not Concerned About Long-Term Commitment with Dak Prescott
The Dallas Cowboys aren’t backing off of a long-term commitment to quarterback Dak Prescott due to the fractured/dislocated ankle he suffered this season, and it won’t stop them from committing to him for the long-term.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that the season-ending injury Prescott suffered earlier this season isn’t what its delaying a contract being worked out.
“Our issues in our negotiations with Dak have been that we’re wanting to be more committed, in terms of the (number of years),” Jones said, according to The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “We’re not nervous to sign Dak. His makeup is all the right things. He’s a great leader. He’s a great player.”
Prior to the injury, Prescott was going to accept the team’s offer of $35 million annually, but negotiations hit a snag over a disputed franchise tag provision, and a contract has not been worked out since.
While the Cowboys could franchise tag Prescott for the second straight year, that would come with a hefty price tag of $38 million, and it seems that the Cowboys are looking to lock Prescott up for the long-term.