Dak Prescott’s contract is Cowboys’ “No. 1 priority” in offseason

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It’s really no secret. The Cowboys have one job this offseason.

That’s getting Dak Prescott signed to a long-term deal.

“It’s been urgent for us,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “We certainly want to get that done. That’s our No. 1 priority as we go into the offseason is to . . . hopefully find some resolution to it and get that done.”

The Cowboys came close to an extension with Prescott before the season started, Jones previously said. It didn’t happen, so Prescott played out his rookie deal.

Jones said priority “No. 2” is getting a contract completed with receiver Amari Cooper, who also is scheduled to become a free agent in March.

The Cowboys have no meetings scheduled with either Prescott or Cooper’s agents at the Senior Bowl.

“If I happen to run into them, I’m more than happy to visit with them,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I know them both well.”

38 responses to “Dak Prescott’s contract is Cowboys’ “No. 1 priority” in offseason

  1. Yep a long term deal for what exactly? What has he done besides put up good numbers against bad teams

    This is the reason I cannot stand Jerry.

    Signed,
    Cowboy fan

  2. I so hope that Dakota (his name is not Dak) soaks the Cowpies. This team will overpay for a QB which is not good enough to make up for its obvious deficiencies.

  3. I would love to see Prescott hold out and get franchised. Kirk Cousins (love him or hate him) made the Redskins pay dearly to keep him involved in that hot mess and then got one of the best QB deals (100% guaranteed money) that I have ever seen. This will allow The Cowboys to try to sew Cooper up long term and Prescott can keep milking the Cow(boys).

  4. I think dak hurt his chances of getting the big money he wanted. I still think he’ll get a huge contract, but when you finish 8-8 and cant even outplay a banged up eagles squad who was limping throughout the months of Nov and dec, it HAS to give the jones’ plenty of ammo during their contract talks. I think dallas should definitely bring dak back and pay him. Amari cooper? I’m not so sure. Yes hes put up numbers, but he also disappeared in a lot of games. I dont think dallas will want to give him the big money he wants, and I wouldn’t blame them. There should be plenty of good wideouts in the first couple rounds of this years draft.

  5. Sorry Dak you are not a $40 million a year QB. So unless you’re willing to sign for what an average QB makes then I’d let him walk and see what’s offered on the free market. I can guarantee you you’re not getting what you think you’re worth anywhere else. Jerry should tell Brady he would give him $70 million for two years and finish your career in Dallas.

  6. Both Dak and Coop should hit the free agency market, they didn’t sign last year get paid this year!

  7. Dak wants $40 mil from reports. Cant see giving an average 8-8 qb that kind of money. He has PROVEN to only beat up on teams with losing records and has PROVEN that he can not be Elite. I would let him walk if he wants a penny over $30 mil WHICH he isnt even worth that! WHAT? What is the worse that is going to happen if we lose Dak? Be a 500 team? oh wait ..

  8. Jerry could have had him much cheaper last year but low balled him to point that Dak’s agent won’t take anything cheap, probably $32 to $35 million a year and at least $100 million fully guaranteed cash or tag him at $33 plus million (depends on Mahommes new $40 contract) and try again next year. Maybe a decent QB drops in the draft (don’t exactly have a QB guru in the coaching staff), Dalton is probably the best free agent and Brady won’t be cheap; though Rivers might worth $27 million a year. It is always a QB market and even average talent Cousins) will command over priced contracts. Jerry doesn’t pay him someone will. The question is will Jerry roll the dice and let Dak walk and hope a QB at least the same level of talent appears out of nowhere. Besides over-hyped Romo who never led the Cowboys to any major wins it has been pretty bleak for QB’s since Troy left in 2000.

    Dak has the upper hand with Jerry’s desperation to win and Jerry’s caving with Zeke’s contract.

  9. When is this madness going to stop? Think about it, 40M averages out to 2.5M a game! These sports salaries are getting out of hand. The teams are handcuffing themselves by signing just a few players to mega $ contracts and then hoping to get by with 2nd tier and sometimes 3rd tier players in other positions. And now the contracts are guaranteed!! So you give a player lets say $30M a year for 3 years. First season out he gets a career ending injury. For the remainder of his contract the team is saddled with $30M/year of dead money. MADNESS! And yes, the Packers are guilty of this madness with the Rodger’s contract. These guaranteed excessive $ contracts are going to be the death of the NFL! The cost of the games to the fans will go up while the quality will go down.

  10. I hope Jerry Jones pays him godzillion dollars the next over 10-15 years. Both Prescott and Jones deserve it. LOL

  11. Should’ve signed when they were 3-0, nobody saw that collapse coming after that…not like the cowboys do that every other year or anything. Big time money for a qb that’s a good game manager, a 1st round pick plus big money for a WR they don’t even have on the field for their biggest snap of the year? Yeah this is all making perfect cowboy sense

  12. Jordan says:
    January 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm
    Yep a long term deal for what exactly? What has he done besides put up good numbers against bad teams

    This is the reason I cannot stand Jerry.

    Signed,
    Cowboy fan

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    he’s won rookie of the year, 2 division titles, and a playoff game in his first 4 seasons. That’s nothing to sneeze at. Production and wins wise, he ranks near the top of anybody who has ever played this game over their first 4 years. Did you spend ten years bemoaning Tony Romo as well?

    signed,
    Real Cowboys Fan

  13. gopackgocausecowboysblow says:
    January 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm
    When is this madness going to stop? Think about it, 40M averages out to 2.5M a game! These sports salaries are getting out of hand. The teams are handcuffing themselves by signing just a few players to mega $ contracts and then hoping to get by with 2nd tier and sometimes 3rd tier players in other positions. And now the contracts are guaranteed!! So you give a player lets say $30M a year for 3 years. First season out he gets a career ending injury. For the remainder of his contract the team is saddled with $30M/year of dead money. MADNESS! And yes, the Packers are guilty of this madness with the Rodger’s contract. These guaranteed excessive $ contracts are going to be the death of the NFL! The cost of the games to the fans will go up while the quality will go down.

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    it is an extremely weak look to care this much about another man’s money

  14. It’s all smoke and mirrors.
    For the past several years all we’ve heard is how much talent, potential, speed, ability and whatever else the ‘boys have and how “terrible and what a waste it is that they are playing like they are”.
    You are what you are.
    Garrett made a career out of 8-8.
    That’s what the Cowboys and Dak and the rest of them are.
    8-8.

  15. If im Dak I Kirk Cousins them couple franchise tags that’s at least 60 million guaranteed for 2 years plus if the tag him a 3rd time that’s a 100 million in 3 years….

  16. @ktoast

    Stats mean nothing. Anyone can pad stats with dink and dunk passes when you have a top offensive line and RB.

    A “true” cowboys fan will call it how he sees it. Day constantly throws behind the receiver. How many plays downfield did Dan miss to Gallup? Gallup could’ve had top WR #s if Dak could throw

    His feet are never set in the pocket. He has a running body which he cannot run nor does he know how to slide even when he tries. He cannot read a defense to save his life. He does not call his own plays when it matters

    30-40m? Not even close
    Maybe 15-20 for one year

  17. No problem as long as it’s below $30 Million a year, because he isn’t worth anything over that under any circumstances

  18. gopackgocausecowboysblow says:
    January 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm
    When is this madness going to stop? Think about it, 40M averages out to 2.5M a game! These sports salaries are getting out of hand. The teams are handcuffing themselves by signing just a few players to mega $ contracts and then hoping to get by with 2nd tier and sometimes 3rd tier players in other positions. And now the contracts are guaranteed!! So you give a player lets say $30M a year for 3 years. First season out he gets a career ending injury. For the remainder of his contract the team is saddled with $30M/year of dead money. MADNESS! And yes, the Packers are guilty of this madness with the Rodger’s contract. These guaranteed excessive $ contracts are going to be the death of the NFL! The cost of the games to the fans will go up while the quality will go down.

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    it is an extremely weak look to care this much about another man’s money
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    Yes, it sounds like an owners point of view. Plus, very few contracts are guaranteed. Usually 3 or 4 years of a 5-7 year contract are guaranteed but that’s what you have to expect if you’re going to sign a highly paid player. And if hes THAT good of a player to be paid that much money, you WANT him around for a few years. It’s the same for every team so it’s not like one team has an advantage over other teams. They’re all working under the same salary cap. Like the saying goes, it’s worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. If we were cashing these checks, I’m sure none of us would be complaining.

  19. he’s won rookie of the year, 2 division titles, and a playoff game in his first 4 seasons. That’s nothing to sneeze at. Production and wins wise, he ranks near the top of anybody who has ever played this game over their first 4 years. Did you spend ten years bemoaning Tony Romo as well?

    signed,
    Real Cowboys Fan
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    I dont think there’s any other sport out there that is more of a “what have you done for me lately” type of league. And lately, dak was 3-5 down the stretch, with 2 of those wins against the lions and redskins. And just a guess here, but I’d say he has about 5 or 6 pro bowl-level teammates with him on offense and they just sputtered right on out of playoff contention. I’m not here to say dak isn’t good, but I dont think hes worth anything near 40mil.

  20. The number one priority should be someone stand up to the Jones’ family and tell them they don’t deserve to be involved in football operations and take care of that situation. The team made up the “America’s Team” nickname and the country blindly believed it.

  21. It’s a complex situation and Dak has huge leverage. The complexity is, in a word, Cooper. Both are UFA’s. The Cowboys can only franchise one of them. That gives EACH of them leverage, but together, it’s far greater than the sum of the parts.

    Think of it like this. Dak can can hold out for the huge bucks, because, if they franchise HIM, then Cooper just got a big leverage boost. Cowboys gave up a first to get him; if he walks for nothing, it’s a fiasco. Plus he’s a legit #1 WR; they need his production. Conversely, if they franchise Coop, then Dak has Jerrah by the short hairs even more than he already does.

    And on top of THAT, both seem like solid young men who’ve been smart about their money and would be perfectly fine playing on the tag.

    They really, REALLY needed to sign Dak during the season. Oops.

  22. Russell and his 35mil/year seem like a pretty good deal right now.

    If the Cowboys lost their top three RB’s would Dak still be able to carry the team on his back to the division round and make a game in GB actually interesting despite having zero running game?

    I’m thinking no.

    And he wants more than Russ?

  23. i’d sign Dak to a mid-level contract. He’s an 8-8 type QB after all. I’d also release Tyron Smith, Jaylon Smith, and trade Amari Cooper and Zeke Elliott to desperate teams who want them in exchange for high draft picks. I’d also fire Jerry Jones as GM.

  24. Hopefully the Cowboys will get him help on the offensive line, at running back, and at wide receiver. The Cowboys would have done so much better than 8-8 if Dak had help on offense.

  25. Let em test FA market. He won’t even get offered 25 million a year. Let McCarthy handle this one. He has seen an outside perspective and holds no sentimentality to anyone. Maybe except for Cobb. Sorry Dak. You aren’t a blue chip player. Take 30 Million and be grateful because that is still over paying. Patrick Mahomes is your 35-40 Million a year Qb and you are NO WHERE near that.

  26. I don’t know what to make of this mess. Dallas way overpaid for Elliott. $50 million guaranteed, and he couldn’t rush for 50 yards in the division title game?

    26 players are restricted or unrestricted free agents, including the quarterback and wide receiver. Can’t pay them all. Can only franchise one.

    New head coach coming in. No word yet on his salary, but since Jerry Jones paid Jason Garrett $30 million for five years, I suspect it’s about in that price range. Hey, at least McCarthy has won a Super Bowl, at AT&T Stadium no less, and is one of only four coaches to lead his team to the playoffs for eight consecution years. (The other three are Landry, Knoll, and Belichick.)

    Look at the all the past championship quarterbacks who will be watching the Super Bowl at home on TV: Brady, Brees, Wilson. And the two quarterbacks left are Mahomes and Garopollo?

    Those guys deserve to be paid, because they win. They win division titles, playoff games and conference championships. They’re going to the Super Bowl.

    Prescott is not in their league. He’s an above average quarterback at best, and he hasn’t won anything. Oh, he won some games, a division title or two, a wild card game here and there, but he has never advanced to a conference championship. Maybe it was coaching or play calling, but the simple fact remains he is not a championship quarterback. Not even with a much vaunted offensive line and an overpaid running back.

    Dallas has some serious decisions to make on its roster. Who knows who McCarthy wants to retain and coach? Not like its his kind of decision. Jerry Jones hamstrung Bill Parcells with Quincy Carter, after all. And didn’t advance to the Super Bowl, or even a conference championship.

    We will see what this year brings. A new HC, a new DC, an new ST coordinator, and the same OC, who as a rookie couldn’t even win a spot in the playoffs. A roster full of free agents, there’s no telling what the Cowboys will look like this year.

  27. Dak Prescott is an average Quarterback and giving him a Big Contract will only hurt the Cowboys. I would trade him and get Brady for 2 years.I would go to Brady and say 2 years 50 million all guarantee and will sign amari cooper to long term contract.It isn’t about Money for Brady it’s all about proving people wrong.The Draft picks you get for Dak find a Quarterback and let him learn on the Bench

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