Cowboys reportedly offer Dak Prescott richest contract in league history

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The report doesn’t put it the way the above headline does, but when considering the value of contracts at the time the contracts are signed, that’s the clear implication.

Via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have offered quarterback Dak Prescott a contract with an average value of $33 million per year. Because Prescott currently has no contract, the so-called “new money” value of any deal he accepts will match the more practical assessment of a new contract: What that new contract is worth, from the moment it’s signed.

For Prescott, both numbers under the reported offer would be $33 million. For Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s most recent deal, currently the richest in league history, the new money was $35 million per year. The total value at signing was $31.4 million per year.

Of course, the more important number comes from the amount of money that is truly and fully guaranteed at signing. Per Watkins, the offer to Prescott carries $105 million in guaranteed money generally. Which says nothing about signing bonus or other fully-guaranteed payments at the time the deal is signed.

Wilson has $107 million guaranteed in his deal, $70 million of which was guaranteed at signing. For Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the general guarantee was lower ($98.7 million), but the full guarantee at signing was higher ($79.2 million).

For Prescott’s deal, the devil will reside in details like signing bonus and fully-guaranteed salaries and fully-guaranteed roster bonuses and other fully-guaranteed payments. Regardless, an average value of $33 million would put him at the top of the all-time contractual stack.

Until Patrick Mahomes signs his new contract, of course.

112 responses to “Cowboys reportedly offer Dak Prescott richest contract in league history

  1. This is fantastic news for the NFC East! Please overpay an average player and cripple your organization for years to come, Jerry.

  2. This would be a big mistake, not as big as the Bills trading up to get Trash Allen, but a big mistake nonetheless.

  3. Prescott should sign that deal immediately before the Cowboys realize what the rest of the league knows , he’s an average QB . Without Elliot Prescott would struggle . Teams have already proven the way to beat the Cowboys is sell out to stop the run because Prescott isn’t capable of winning games on his own which the highest paid QB should be able to do . Franchise him and get the QB of the future on the roster instead of being locked in long term .

  4. Prescott is an excellent young QB, but the Cowboys were 8-8 this year with no postseason. And they haven’t exactly been world-beaters with DAK at QB. That’s a lot of money for a guy that hasn’t established himself as one of the top, say, 5-7 QB’s in the league.

  5. Any number mentioned is too much to allow an 8-8 team with a $600k qb to improve. So Dallas fans can look forward to more of same.

  6. Since Dak Prescott has been in the league, only one QB has more wins. His name is Tom Brady. Prescott is still only 26 years old, so he hasn’t even reached his prime. But it’s a QB league, and the bottom line is winning. This is what a great QB costs. Talk is talk, but at the end of the day, did you win or lose? Dak is a proven winner. Only one name is above his. Tom Brady. A former Baylor Bear once said, “I want winners!”. The Cowboys are set to compete for the Lombardi Trophy for the next 5 years.

  7. This team has won 10+ games six times in the last 20 season. And the only thing that has remained the same is the GM. He’s terrible. Any other GM would have been fired over a decade ago with his results.

  8. That is crazy for a middle of the road quarterback. I hope Zeke never gets hurt or the buyer’s remorse will set in bad.

  9. If I’m a fan and the guy won’t play for 33 million a year then I don’t want the guy.
    33 million might as well be a billion.0

  10. uh oh chiefs. if prescott is worth that what is mahomes worth? 39 mil per year with alot of garunteed money up front is my guess. then mahomes agent can say he took a discount because it’s under 40 mil per year.

  11. Dude needs to give his agent a huge bonus. Dak is an average qb who needs stop routes because he doesnt know how to lead a receiver. Cowboys will be in the gutter with cap hell and do nothing for the next 5 years.

  12. joetoronto says:
    March 8, 2020 at 10:15 am
    This would be a big mistake, not as big as the Bills trading up to get Trash Allen, but a big mistake nonetheless.

    ———-

    It could be worse. The Cowboys could be stuck with Jon Gruden and Derek Carr

  13. For a moment, forget that it’s Dak and the 33+ mil/year.
    Isn’t it ludicrous to be talking about such a massive disparity in pay between the QB and the rest of the team?
    No elite QB can win without a good D and very good complementary pieces around him.
    Ask Russell Wilson if he’d like a better O-line and a competent D. Or Tom Brady.

    And Dak is no Brady or Wilson.

  14. YES!!! Cowboys doing Cowboys things. Give your overrated QB all the cash Jerry. Dak would be 3rd string on the last 3 Eagles rosters.

  15. Dak is a proven winner…until the games really start to matter. I’ll admit, he’s not as bad as I thought but an elite QB? Nah. Hopefully he signs & seriously hinders the money available to sign other players for years to come

  16. Every time a top tier QB is up for renewal, we hear from that team’s rival fans “He’ll cripple their cap!”

    Then, when that team continues to win, those same fans say “Well sure, anybody can win with a franchise QB!”

    Every time.

    Every team.

    Every QB.

    Every year.

  17. And every singe fan from the NFC East just danced a jig. Jerry is an old fool. This QB is average at best, but hey if they’re going to pay him why not.

  18. I think the CBA should have some salary caps, by position, offense/defense, performance, snaps etc. This QB situation is crazy, Also, the CBA should make some new rules to allow teams to help develop a QB in the off season. The game is becoming too much about the QB.

  19. The other teams in the NFC East approve of this deal. From what our eyes tell us, Prescott is a slightly above average QB with a good attitude. While those are important traits, they are not $35m+ a season traits. Cowboy fans know Dak is not elite in any way and is definitely not the key to their Super Bowl dreams, but Jerrah offered at least a 4yr deal. Also, that means Cooper is out. He’s going for a payday and Dallas will be tapped out for all but past-their-prime players.

  20. Hold out for more Dak. Your worth more than Mahomes. $50 million easy., if not $60 million.

    Honestly if I were the GM I’d roll the dice and let someone else negotiate the contract for me.

    I don’t understand why they think they owe this to him. I have nothing against the dude, he seems already and I have no problem with people getting paid.

    As a fan of a team that needs a QB, I’d have no interest in him.

    If I were Dallas I’d sign Rivers for a year or two and see what he can do with actual talent.

    Bad business decision.

  21. He seems like a nice kid but he is a pretty average QB. The window is closing I would make a push for someone like Brady or Rivers and let Dak go.

  22. To all these Dak homer’s who keep saying Dak is a proven winner. Just what exactly has this guy won? 1 playoff game since he’s been a starter? Dallas finished 8-8 last year and beat one team that had a winning record. His best year he had the best O line in footbal, the best running back in football, one of the best tight ends in football and he won 1 playoff game and hasn’t done squat since. Jerry Jones might be a helluva business man but knows nothing about being a GM in the NFL. Sad day for hardcore Cowboys fans.

  23. Hope they have enough coin left to sign Amari Cooper. Dak was pretty average until Amari showed up.

  24. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 8, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Every time a top tier QB is up for renewal, we hear from that team’s rival fans “He’ll cripple their cap!”

    Then, when that team continues to win, those same fans say “Well sure, anybody can win with a franchise QB!”

    ———————————-

    Interesting take. How many times in the last 20 years has a top 3 paid QB won the superbowl?

    Top 5 Pd QBs in 2019 in terms of salary cap : Stafford, Rodgers, Cousins, Wilson, Roethlisberger. How many of those were in the Superbowl? Have any of them been to the Superbowl on their current Contracts.

    None and 0.

    It’s hard to build a great team around a player making such a large percentage of the cap. Brady wasn’t even in the top 10 pd QBs the last time he won a super bowl.

    Teams don’t tend to win with a long term franchise QB for those reasons. Sure you can win in the regular season against similarly cash strapped teams but to make it to the Superbowl while the QB is making 14% or more of your team’s salary cap just does not happen.

    Every time
    Every team.
    Every QB.
    Every year.

  25. Do it!
    Pay da man!

    – the NFC East

    Actually, Dak surprised me in 2019, he played better than he had previously. Maybe he did improve. I still think he’s over rated and the Cowboys should tag him, maybe even twice, and draft a QB.

  26. “Every time a top tier QB is up for renewal, we hear from that team’s rival fans “He’ll cripple their cap!”

    Then, when that team continues to win, those same fans say “Well sure, anybody can win with a franchise QB!”

    Top tier? Who are you talking about? And who won what now? What awards, titles, etc has Dak Prescott won?

    I’m not saying not to sign the guy, but don’t make him out to be a top 5 QB in the league, when he clearly isn’t.

  27. Not so fast, my fiends. Now that Dallas has an actual NFL coach, Dak may prosper on the field too.

  28. Dak Prescott is the best QB taken in the 2016 draft. The 4th round pick has outperformed the top two taken in that draft (Goff and wentz), who have both been paid. The ROI on the pick has far exceeded what LA and philthy have gotten out of the assets they had to invest. It is time Dak gets his. Pay him, pay this man his money.

  29. The Cowboys should wait an see if the Titans let Tannehill get to free agency. If so they can sign him for a lot less than Prescott and get equal or better results. Tannehill showed with the Titans that he can win with a strong running game and good defense. Plus, he’s a Texas Aggie, so the fans should like him.

  30. The Cowboys have 3 choices:

    1. Sign him to a free agent deal, paying him 30 plus million.
    2. Franchise him for similar money for 1 year
    3. Let him walk

    If this was any other year, I would probably go with #2, if only because you could draft someone early this year and deal with him next year. Honestly, I’d go with #3 due to what looks to be the unprecedented QB movement that will happen this year. You could come away with a cheaper option on a shorter deal, remain competitive, and retain some of your other free agents in the process. Between Brady, Rivers, Daulton, Bridgewater, Tannehill, Foles, and a few I am forgetting, there will be better players or cheaper players available. Climbing the very small hill that is the NFC east with a better coach in tow should be reasonable without overpaying for a slightly above average QB.

  31. Check his stats vs weak teams and above .500 last year. 1-6 record against teams .500 or better and way less qbr. Not worth it especially since signing him means a lesser team around him

  32. Would another team pay Dak more in FA? I think they would. Tag him and trade him? The Colts would probably be interested. Include Brissett in the deal.

  33. “I have seen Pop Warner QBs manage a ball better.”

    No, you haven’t.

    And when you make a ridiculous claim like that it discredits whatever point you were trying to make with it

  34. Trade Dak while you can.
    He’s not a $30+ million QB. He’s good,… just not THAT GOOD !!
    Plenty of QB’s in FA this year that will sign for much less.

  35. I don’t know where the Eagles fans have any room to talk, they continue to give players that can’t stay on the field huge contracts, they are the epitome of foolish spending!

  36. sportoficionado says:
    March 8, 2020 at 12:10 pm
    Dak Prescott is the best QB taken in the 2016 draft. The 4th round pick has outperformed the top two taken in that draft (Goff and wentz), who have both been paid. The ROI on the pick has far exceeded what LA and philthy have gotten out of the assets they had to invest. It is time Dak gets his. Pay him, pay this man his money.
    ———–
    Ummmm didn’t LA and Philly both go to the Superbowl with the above mentioned QB’s that you say Dak has outperformed? I guess when you win one playoff game in your short 4 year career that pretty much sets you up for a bust in Canton?

  37. charliecharger says:
    March 8, 2020 at 10:29 am
    Since Dak Prescott has been in the league, only one QB has more wins. His name is Tom Brady.
    _______________________

    Not even true. Only had to look up one QB to debunk this and his name is Russell Wilson. Didn’t bother looking for the others, but wouldn’t be surprised if there were others.

    Curious to see if the Cowboys could maintain an equally talented roster after their QB’s annual salary rises from $600k to $33m. Doesn’t seem very likely to me.

  38. Washington sabotage the whole NFL by signing Cousins to a $24 million a year contract. The other GM never corrected the pay scale.So now you have Rodgers, Wilson & Dak making over $30 million a year. And none of the are worth it. Jimmy G & Cousins making just under $30 million are both way over paid. This is the biggest problem for the NFL, not players safety. These QB contracts are ruining NFL teams.

  39. We know who he is now. Yet we don’t all agree on what that is. MVP candidate? The personification of 8-8?

    Wilson, Goff, Wentz and now Mahomes all reached the Super Bowl before getting their big paydays. Paying for past results is not a formula for winning, sure, but what about paying the same money for no past results? And the Cowboys have had a LOT of talent around Dak in his first few years.

  40. Steve Cunningham says:
    March 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I don’t know where the Eagles fans have any room to talk, they continue to give players that can’t stay on the field huge contracts, they are the epitome of foolish spending!

    ==================

    Says the fan of a team that hasn’t even had the whiff of a Super Bowl let alone a NFC Championship game, in the past 25 years.

  41. shurmanblog says:

    Prescott should sign that deal immediately before the Cowboys realize what the rest of the league knows , he’s an average QB . Without Elliot Prescott would struggle .
    ==============================================

    Only Jackson, Mahones and Brees had a higher QBR last season. And Elliot did nothing after he got his historic contract he held out for.

  42. I’m a long time Cowboy fan and when Jerry first bought the Cowboys and they won, I thought this is gonna be great for a long time. Then the ego came out and we have done nothing since. I have come to the realization that I am now watching the games to see the circus. I have no hope of them ever winning another super bowl in my life and signing Dak will assure that. All the stats he has have come in 4th quarter games when they are out of hand and trying to come back. Want to know what kind of qb he is? Watch the first quarter of any game he plays and see what he does. That’s who he is. His first season was a fluke since nobody knew anything about him. Since then he has been a good leader with mediocre talent. I cant wait to hear the hype JJ gives this contract.

  43. Dak without Elliot is like Goff without Gurley… just average QBs if that. Dak is nothing special… just an okay QB who no way deserves top bucks. But no on ever accused Jerrud of being a smart football mind…. his rep continues….

  44. At least Al Davis built good teams before he lost his faculties, Jerry would be nothing without Jimmy Johnson

  45. Only Jackson, Mahones and Brees had a higher QBR last season. And Elliot did nothing after he got his historic contract he held out for.

    Which one doesn’t fit: Mahomes, Brees, Jackson, and Prescott. One of these QBs isn’t like the others. Do you see it bud? I do! Prescott didn’t make the playoffs in a division with almost no competition! The Eagles had a porous defense and no WR’s and the cowboys couldn’t win in Philly in December to lock up the division. And in that game, Wentz completely outplayed Prescott to the tune of a 108 QBR to 74, and he was throwing to WR’s from the practice squad. So don’t throw numbers around when they don’t mean anything.

  46. The Dallas Cowboys way over the last 24 years ALL HYPE and no playoff success.
    Dak should fit right in at $33 million a year. Jerry strikes again.

  47. Why don’t the lions win? Maybe because their above average qb takes up a ton of cap room. Cowboys take notice. Too many decent qb’s going around parading as difference makers. Instead of this entitlement of its my turn pay me more than the other guy, these contracts should he more in line with how good they are instead of creating this pseudo market value jargon. Teams need to really consider moving on from unproductive, non winning qb’s who demand top market money as it holds back the development of other potential qb’s as well as wreaks havoc on nfl rosters.

    The main reason why these qb’s make so much money is supply and demand. The fact they play 20 years, much like congress on capital hill they never leave their seats because of the benefits of big money, corporate/ lobbyist kickbacks, little to no pushback on being accountable for improvement. When a highly paid qb fails to win, fans simply blame the organization or the coach for a lack of success, much like congress who blames the other side or the president for their shortcomings.

    Teams need to be more aggressive moving on from qb’s who aren’t elite but make elite money. The amount of time and money teams have spent on qb’s like Stafford, Carr and Cousins they should have moved on to try and develop another guy to see if he can reach elite status. It’s all but certain nine of these guys will ever sniff a super bowl then why is he on your roster taking up all this cap space? I don’t get it.

  48. As a fan or the Cowboys and Prescott I’d like to see him signed. The problem is really next season. Was Garrett good for Prescott or holding him back? Will Mike McCarthy be good for him or bad? We can’t know this until they get a season together. It’s hard to know which way to root for this because I like Dak, but there’s too much mystery.

  49. If the new CBA passes the cap will jump up immediately. The length of the contract isn’t mentioned either. People freak out over these numbers but in 3-4 years multiple QB’s will be making more.

  50. Does Jerry Jones understand that he will be paying all this money to bring back the same players from an 8-8 team? Plus he is letting go their best CB in Byron Jones so the secondary will be worse. How does Jerry think this team that is up against the salary cap will improve to s playoff team? If he thinks its because of the new head coach, then he is admitting that 10 years of Jason Garrett were a waste as Garrett must have been the problem. Jerry really screwed up when he caved and gave Elliot the biggest RB contract in the NFL when Elliot had 2 years left on his contract. Jerry is a great businessman as he is rich and getting richer – but he is one horrible football GM.

  51. He’s young and he stays healthy, but can he consistently put the team on his back when they need him to? I haven’t seen that. I guess the Cowboys feel that there’s room for improvement. If they were thinking of letting him go, this is the year to do it with so many quality free agent QB’s available.

  52. That would be a mistake if true. I dont get the hype with this guy. Hes ok, better than average, a guy you want to retain if possible, but richest contract in league history? I dont hate Prescott or even the Cowboys, just saying

  53. This isn’t even fair to the millions of us who hate the Cowboys. If he continues to be mediocre and tie up all that money, it won’t be any fun to hate them anymore. It will be too easy b/c they will have a mediocre QB and no money for a surrounding cast.

  54. Here’s what I know and it should scare Cowboy fans…

    The more your quarterback makes, the better the GM needs to be and the more luck you need to have regarding injuries.

    The GM is bad and we know this.

    I root for the Seahawks but ever since the big contract for RW the hawks haven’t had the depth they needed to finish the deal. Close, but no cigar.

    Unlike Dak, Russell Wilson CAN carry a team on his back but this is a TEAM sport like no other and even he can’t overcome things like losing important teammates to injury.

  55. In any sport, in any business really, if you overpay for something you don’t get the best value from that something. In the same way Dak was a MASSIVE bargain his first years on the rookie contract, making him the highest paid player in the NFL is a huge mistake. If Dak’s ceiling is a winning QB that can win a round, maybe get to a conference title game but can only win it all with a superior supporting cast, then he isn’t worth the money. We are talking about the highest paid QB in the NFL. He is not the best QB. There should be no disagreement about that statement, so Dallas will overpay and hurt themselves. Mahommes? Different story. He may be the best QB in football so paying him top money is just fine.

  56. eagleswin says:
    March 8, 2020 at 11:56 am
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 8, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Every time a top tier QB is up for renewal, we hear from that team’s rival fans “He’ll cripple their cap!”

    Then, when that team continues to win, those same fans say “Well sure, anybody can win with a franchise QB!”

    ———————————-

    Interesting take. How many times in the last 20 years has a top 3 paid QB won the superbowl?

    Top 5 Pd QBs in 2019 in terms of salary cap : Stafford, Rodgers, Cousins, Wilson, Roethlisberger. How many of those were in the Superbowl? Have any of them been to the Superbowl on their current Contracts.

    None and 0.

    It’s hard to build a great team around a player making such a large percentage of the cap. Brady wasn’t even in the top 10 pd QBs the last time he won a super bowl.

    Teams don’t tend to win with a long term franchise QB for those reasons. Sure you can win in the regular season against similarly cash strapped teams but to make it to the Superbowl while the QB is making 14% or more of your team’s salary cap just does not happen.

    Every time
    Every team.
    Every QB.
    Every year
    ___
    Ya beat me to it. I wanted to be the one to call out often wrong.

  57. charliecharger says:
    March 8, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Since Dak Prescott has been in the league, only one QB has more wins. His name is Tom Brady. … Talk is talk, but at the end of the day, did you win or lose?

    =======

    8-8

  58. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 8, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Every time a top tier QB is up for renewal, we hear from that team’s rival fans “He’ll cripple their cap!”

    Then, when that team continues to win, those same fans say “Well sure, anybody can win with a franchise QB!”

    Every time.
    Every team.
    Every QB.
    Every year.
    ———-
    Like who? Goff, Wentz, Cousins, Stafford, Carr. Big recent contracts, still waiting for their SB win.

  59. Dak is 27-21 in the last 3 seasons.
    Paying him in 2020 for a 13-3 season in 2016 would be like paying Foles 33 million for 2013.

    All opposing NFC East fans want Jerrah to do this deal.

    Andy Dalton was 40-19-1 from 2012-2015. Did he deserve a huge payday? (Dak is worse at 40-24)
    Dalton went 20-35-1 from 2016-2019.

  60. Not bad for a guy that hasn’t won a big game ever and couldn’t even win what was arguably the worst division in football in 2019. Can’t blame him for taking cash from a billionaire idiot.

  61. Just got to bring back the top people from that 8-8 team. Without paying top dollar to Zeke, Dak, and Amari, they might fall below mediocrity.

  62. Just a reminder- signing a QB to big money is not some kind of death sentence for an organization. The GM has to hit on his draft picks, restructuring contracts, and find those cheap “diamonds in the rough” free agents that can contribute to the team. I’m sure the cowboys GM will be able to handle those aspects of his job and wait who is the GM? Oh God. Oh God no.

  63. I fear for this nation, when so many people clearly have zero understanding of of negotiating, of leverage, or just the simple observable reality here.

    If he won’t agree to the contract that most posters above seem to think he’s “worth”, and he has PROVEN he won’t, then they have to FT him. That pays 33M. Fast forward a year, and it’ll happen QUICK, and where are the Cowboys? Exactly where they are now, but ‘cept now they’d have to pay him 40M+ to tag him again…. hello!! Tap tap tap…. is this thing on?! Does nobody remember Cousins? His leverage only goes UP.

    Does nobody notice what happens to teams without a franchise QB?

    Dak has handled his biz very well. He’s saved and invested his salary and large amount of endorsement dollars. He’d pocket about 17-20M after taxes if he’s FT’d. Even with only a safe, easy, 5% return on just that nut, and he’s living on a million a year for the rest of his life JUST ON INTEREST. He knows this.

    He holds the cards and I love it. He’s earned the right to be in this position of strength. Stick it to ’em, Dak.

  64. One of the many reasons salary is so out of control – giving the largest contract to NOT one of the best players in the league. I understand that Dallas (errr, Jerry) likes Prescott – but no matter how much money you throw at him, he isn’t the best player in the NFL(and certainly not really close to the best QB for that matter).

    As long as they award what is essentially mediocrity, well, obviously the REAL best players WILL get paid even more. QB salary – with a “franchise” QB, not so much about performance – more about paying to just keep them around as if they were REALLY paid for performance that would somehow be “disrespectful”. I’m thinking Mahomes approves of this contract – cha ching!!!

  65. “If Prescott is worth $33 million, Mahomes should get at least $66 million”

    He just might.

  66. psubeerman21 says:
    March 8, 2020 at 5:47 pm
    Just a reminder- signing a QB to big money is not some kind of death sentence for an organization. The GM has to hit on his draft picks, restructuring contracts, and find those cheap “diamonds in the rough” free agents that can contribute to the team. I’m sure the cowboys GM will be able to handle those aspects of his job and wait who is the GM? Oh God. Oh God no.

    ============

    As far as winning the Superbowl or even getting there, it really is a Superbowl death sentence to pay a QB 14% or more of the cap. If your goal is not to be Cleveland or Cincinnati, sure pay your QB franchise killing money just to not be in the basement.

  67. eagleswin says:
    March 8, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    psubeerman21 says:
    March 8, 2020 at 5:47 pm
    Just a reminder- signing a QB to big money is not some kind of death sentence for an organization. The GM has to hit on his draft picks, restructuring contracts, and find those cheap “diamonds in the rough” free agents that can contribute to the team. I’m sure the cowboys GM will be able to handle those aspects of his job and wait who is the GM? Oh God. Oh God no.

    ============

    As far as winning the Superbowl or even getting there, it really is a Superbowl death sentence to pay a QB 14% or more of the cap. If your goal is not to be Cleveland or Cincinnati, sure pay your QB franchise killing money just to not be in the basement.

    ————-

    Everyone gets dumber from reading anything this cl0wn fake Eagles fan says on here.

  68. harshedmellow says:
    March 8, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    He holds the cards and I love it. He’s earned the right to be in this position of strength. Stick it to ’em, Dak.

    ===============

    In the context of a salary cap, the only people he’s “sticking it to” are his teammates.

    The team’s going to pay a large overall amount for team salaries. Jones can afford it. All a big Prescott contract does is leave less for his teammates.

  69. skippyx says:
    March 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Andy Dalton was 40-19-1 from 2012-2015. Did he deserve a huge payday?

    ===============

    In fairness, Dalton made it to the playoffs in each of his first 5 seasons. Prescott has made it twice in four seasons.

  70. Unfortunately, Jerry is between a rock and a hard place. If you let Dak go, you have no one! Then Dak says he won’t play if he is franchise tagged. What do you do? You need a quarterback, and he is the only alternative. He found out last year with Zeke. This is a totally different league than it was years ago. Even though Zeke was under contract, he didn’t like it, so he held out and forced the Cowboys to pay him. He wasn’t going to take a team-friendly deal. He wanted to be the highest paid RB in the league. Jerry had to give in last year. Unfortunately, Jerry will have to give in this year as well. I would ask Dak, “So Dak, why with all the talent we had on this team last year, why could you only lead us to an 8-8 record and NO PLAYOFF APPEARANCE?”

  71. Too much credit to these QBs. Brady wasn’t so great either without a running game and good o-line.

  72. The problem with some of the analysis here is that it seems to overlook the fact that the Cowboys and Jerry could, conceivably, let Dat walk if he doesn’t sign the contract offer. They don’t have to franchise him if he rejects the offer. So they lose a mediocre QB-so what? There are plenty of other serviceable QB’s out there, plus one 43 year old HOF in waiting QB. And they can draft one in the later rounds and hope they can develop him. Not advocating anything, and have no dog in the fight just trying to point out that it wouldn’t be unheard of for the Cowboys to simply roll the dice here.

  73. $107 million guaranteed?
    I’d be all over that like a swarm of bees!
    Who is advising Dak not to sign?

  74. This is proof Average Dak doesnt care about winning. Like most QBs he only cares about being the highest paid, even if it means less talent around him. They went 8-8 with good players around him, just wait till they cant afford to keep some of those players.

  75. As a Dallas fan from the days of Dandy Don Meredith If Jerry Jones pays Dak Prescott huge amount of money for an 8/8 Quarterback and destroys my chance for supporting a Texas Super Bowl team one last time it will be the Houston Texans.

  76. Dak is simply not worth the richest contract in league history. Teams have to draw the line somewhere or salaries will continue to spiral out of control.

  77. It’s one thing to devote a huge chunk of your cap to one great player. It’s another to devote a huge chunk of your cap to Dak Prescott.

    As bengal4573 noted, this selfishness will cost Dak and the Cowboys more than a few wins as they are unable to resign the talent around him.

  78. As a Bears Fan I feel Bad for Cowboy fans but also understand the frustration Having an owner that can’t make the right decisions for the team.If you think Dak Prescott can bring the Lombardi home you clearly dont understand how the cap space works and clearly haven’t looked closely on how he plays.
    PS Dont forget to say Goodbye to Amari Cooper

  79. Jerry Jones has lost the ability to evaluate talent. His emotional connection to Dak has clouded his judgement.
    Go ahead and give Dak a monster contract….the rest of the NFC East will thank you.

  80. nite2al says:
    March 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm
    Too much credit to these QBs. Brady wasn’t so great either without a running game and good o-line.

    ——-

    He was good enough to beat Dak and Dallas

  81. “Until Patrick Mahomes signs his new contract, of course.”

    Mahomes has already stated he wants a contract that will allow the team to continue to win. That probably means disappointing everyone hoping he becomes the highest paid.

  82. I mean…its a HUGE overpay for a QB who is good (and at times very good) but not elite…but this is just the going rate for QB’s now, so I can’t say I completely disagree with the move. He was never going to take a below-market deal, and if you’re Jerruh and co., what is the alternative? Go back to square one and draft another guy? Sign Phillip Rivers for 1 year? This is a huge move cash wise but its one they had to make.

  83. These Comments show just for dumb most NFL fans are. Lets say they let Dak walk. Every QB needy besides those at the top of the draft that will get burrow and tua would be in a bidding war for him. You can say all you want that hes just a average QB, the guys wins games and is a leader. WE see every year how a team with a good roster gets killed by bad QB play, teams like the broncos would jump and the chance to get a 26 year old starting QB for that 33 mil.

  84. Did Jerry not attend the Philly game? Eagles were depleted with injuries and it was only the NFC East title at stake. Yet with a healthy Cowboy roster, Dak could not lead the team to victory. Give Dak a monster contract?

  85. Adam Konz says:

    March 9, 2020 at 9:45 am

    These Comments show just for dumb most NFL fans are. Lets say they let Dak walk. Every QB needy besides those at the top of the draft that will get burrow and tua would be in a bidding war for him. You can say all you want that hes just a average QB, the guys wins games and is a leader. WE see every year how a team with a good roster gets killed by bad QB play, teams like the broncos would jump and the chance to get a 26 year old starting QB for that 33 mil.
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    The Cowboys went fully mediocre with a great Oline and better than believed defense. Replace Dak with Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehil, Marcus Mariotta et al and the team is no worse, maybe better, and they don’t have to pay those guys $33 million. Kyler Murray won games as a rookie on a terrible team and will be better than Dak next year. He’s an average QB that Dallas will be paying elite money to. Kind of like Cousins in Minnesota, and how is that working out for Minny?

  86. I think the craziest thing about this thread is that Dak was offered the richest contract in history………

    AND HE DIDN’T SIGN IT BECAUSE HE THINKS HE’S WORTH MORE!?!?!!?!

    Why didn’t he sign it?

  87. johnnycantread says:
    March 8, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    $107 million guaranteed? Who is advising Dak not to sign/////////

    Fans are advising GM’s to figure it out. Stop overpaying for QB’s. Too many of the new QB contract’s are for too much. Especially irritating when they are back ups or Cousinsesque.The worst part is Cousins is a max contract guy too. He makes twice as much as Diggs,Hunter and 3 times more than Kendricks. How that guy can walk around the locker room after knowing that is nuts.

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