Troy Aikman: Eagles paid Wentz, Rams paid Goff, Cowboys still haven’t paid Dak

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Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is unsure what’s taking so long for current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to get paid.

Aikman said on KTCK/1310 that he thinks the Cowboys are probably putting doubts in Prescott’s mind about how much faith they have in him by not paying him the way the Eagles did for Carson Wentz and the Rams did for Jared Goff.

I don’t know how it could not, quite honestly,” Aikman said, via the Star-Telegram. “The Eagles stepped up, they paid Carson Wentz a lot of money. The Rams this offseason stepped up and paid Goff a lot of money.”

Aikman said he’s not sure what the holdup is.

“I really do not know why he has not yet been paid,” he said. “That’s not a criticism of anyone. I don’t know if it’s because they’re so far apart. I don’t think there’s any doubt they want to sign him. I don’t think he can show any more than he’s already shown.”

The holdup may be as simple as this: Prescott may think there’s no reason he should agree to less money than Wentz and Goff got, and the Cowboys may think Prescott isn’t worth as much as Wentz and Goff got. If that’s the case, we may see Prescott get the franchise tag next offseason and perhaps even play on the franchise tag in both 2020 and 2021 before truly testing free agency. So far Kirk Cousins is the only quarterback to take that approach, but that approach got Cousins the contract he wanted, and it could work for Prescott as well.

44 responses to “Troy Aikman: Eagles paid Wentz, Rams paid Goff, Cowboys still haven’t paid Dak

  1. I don’t know that those are the best examples… Arguments could be made that both of those are bad contracts.

    That being said, overpaying a QB is probably still a better option than starting over at the position.

  2. When did Wentz go to a Super Bowl? I remember the Eagles and Foles going, I don’t think Wentz ever played in the post season at all. Dak won a playoff game.

  3. You mean Foles and the Eagles went to the Super Bowl. Wentz has yet to play in a playoff game, Dak has and won one. Not to mention, he has won the division title twice already and it’s looking like it’s going to be a 3rd this year.

  4. Wentz went to the Super Bowl on the coat tail of Nick Foles. Geoff was in the Super Bowl because of the worse non call pass interference and shouldnt have been there. Dak statically is a way better qb then both of them and should get paid more than both Wentz and Geoff. Wentz and Geoff are showing this year that they got way over paid.

  5. Dak owns Wentz and is better then Goff I’m not a Dak or cowboys fan either im js he should be paid more then both of them cowboys overplayed their hand now it’s gonna cost them….

  6. Dak is better than Wentz or Goff, period. He’ll get his money, although I hope it is less than $35 mil per year. Oh, and Wentz didn’t get the Eagles to the Super Bowl; Foles did.

  7. Dak is a good QB… they gotta pay him. Better do it now. The price is only going up. Bad management.

  8. Chris Edmond says:
    November 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm
    Wentz went to the Super Bowl on the coat tail of Nick Foles. Geoff was in the Super Bowl because of the worse non call pass interference and shouldnt have been there. Dak statically is a way better qb then both of them and should get paid more than both Wentz and Geoff. Wentz and Geoff are showing this year that they got way over paid.

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    If you call winning 11 games to secure home field advantage ridong cost tails then yeah, he totally rode his coat tails

  9. Wentz and Goff went to SB prior to getting paid. However, Wentz didn’t play in SB and Goff’s SB performance was not the kind that results in big paydays. Dak is balling out like the 1st rounder and should have been paid by now. Meanwhile both Wentz and Goff look like the 4th round picks. Besides the SB appearances, what’s the other thing Wentz and Goff have in common apart from Dak? Pay the man! And I’m an Eagles fan.

  10. The Cowboys shouldn’t follow the playbook of one of the worst franchises over the last 25 years. I’m sure when he walks away or they experience a down year they will say Dak’s contract/Franchise tag cash strapped the team. But good Gm’s can manage the cap and revenues keep going up. Not signing Dak says more about the Jones management skills than it does Dak.

  11. Eagles and Wentz went to the Super Bowl.
    Rams and Goff went to the Super Bowl.

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    Wentz has never even played in the postseason….. Dak has and at least won a game…… Goff took his team to a SB and BB and the Patriots broke him. He still hasn’t recovered

  12. Maybe they just have too many stars that need to get paid. Maybe they think Dak has benefited from Zeke and far better receivers than Wentz gets to throw to. Wentz had two long TD passes to Jackson in the one game he played this year.

  13. Maybe they just have too many stars that need to get paid. Maybe they think Dak has benefited from Zeke and far better receivers than Wentz gets to throw to. Wentz had two long TD passes to Jackson in the one game he played this year.

  14. It’s disingenuous to say Wentz didn’t get his team to the Super Bowl. He was playing at MVP level before he was injured. Since his return, the Eagles OL has declined, their run game has declined and once Desean Jackson got hurt, they had no big play weapons to back off a defense.

    Wentz is really good, the Eagles just need a WR with speed.

    Goff on the other hand is completely reliant on The run game and play action giving him easy one read throws to compete. Take away that first read or get any pressure on him and he is awful.

  15. My guess is Dak does indeed want a contract equal to or greater than the ones given to Goff and Wentz. The Cowboys are trying to figure out how to fit him into the cap without getting squeezed. They already have seven long-term contracts at over $10M per year that run through the 2023 season. It appears as if they have $81M in cap space available next year but only have 37 players under contract. At some point signing all these guys to $10M+ contracts per year is going to come back to bite them no matter how much Cowboys’ fans protest. It’s just not sustainable. How are they going to be able to sign their own free agents with very little cap room?

  16. ipskipskyblue
    Nov 20, 2019, 3:33 PM CST
    He is average at best. If there are 2 minutes on the clock down by 6, name the quarterbacks you want at qb, he isn’t one of them.
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    Since 2016 when he entered the NFL, Prescott has 14 Game Winning Drives which is tied for 1st in NFL with Brees, Stafford, Wilson and Carr. More than Brady, Rodgers and Roethlisberger. .

  17. joebailey2040 says:
    November 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm
    Since 2016 when he entered the NFL, Prescott has 14 Game Winning Drives which is tied for 1st in NFL with Brees, Stafford, Wilson and Carr. More than Brady, Rodgers and Roethlisberger.
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    Maybe play better the rest of the game so you don’t have to win it in one drive.

  18. Is Dak that good, or is his supporting cast that good?

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I would tag and trade Dak. With Zeke, Cooper, and the OL they have, and the contracts those guys carry, you can plug in a rookie contract guy and get to .500, a solid veteran guy would get you to the playoffs.

    $35M+ is too much to dedicate to any one position.

  19. peachewss says:
    November 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    When did Wentz go to a Super Bowl? I remember the Eagles and Foles going, I don’t think Wentz ever played in the post season at all. Dak won a playoff game.

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    I won’t sit here and defend how Wentz has looked the past 2 seasons. Despite limited help from receivers, it hasn’t been great. But the eagles didn’t win that superbowl without wentz. What did he get the team to prior to his injury? 11-2? This always seems to be discounted for the sake of arguments, but it shouldn’t be ignored.

  20. Rams made a HUGE massive mistake paying Jared Goff the money they did and the effects of paying Goff and some of the other guys that they did are just now starting to set on and things will only get worse and worse for the Rams over the next 2 years w/ the Rams about to enter cap hell. Jared Goff is the WORST QB in the NFC-West by a country mile and isn’t good unless everything around him is perfect, over the next few years in that division it is going to get harder and harder to win games w/ Goff under center running the show.

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