Cowboys rule out rescinding Dak Prescott franchise tag

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The Cowboys have giveth, but they will not be taketh-ing away.

The labor deal allowed the Cowboys to use the franchise tag to keep quarterback Dak Prescott from becoming a free agent in March. The labor deal also allows the Cowboys to rescind the franchise tender at any time before he accepts it.

Appearing on Friday’s #PFTPM podcast, Cowboys COO, executive V.P., and director of player personnel Stephen Jones was asked whether the franchise tag could or would be rescinded.

“Absolutely not,” Jones said. “Dak’s our quarterback for the future. Obviously, this hasn’t been the easiest thing. As Jerry says, ‘As money gets bigger, deals get harder.’ Certainly, we’re talking a significant amount of money here which he so deserves. Absolutely not. Dak’s going to be our quarterback this year. He’s our quarterback for the future. We think the world of him. He represents our franchise in a very positive way in terms of what we want as a leader of our team. He’s just an outstanding man, and we would never rescind the franchise tag.”

Here’s what this means, as a practical matter: If the Cowboys and Prescott don’t get a long-term deal finalized before the July 15 deadline for doing so, Dak will make $31.4 million this year. Then, in 2021, the Cowboys would have to offer Prescott $37.68 million (a 20-percent raise over his 2020 salary) in order to keep him from becoming a free agent.

That’s $69.08 million for two years with a 44-percent raise over $37.68 million ($54.25 million) for a third franchise tag in 2022 (or another 20-percent raise — $45.21 million — for a transition tag in 2022), and that’s why Dak reportedly is looking for a deal that averages $35 million per year. If Dak is willing to play on a year-to-year basis for two more years, he’ll pocket nearly $70 million in salary (plus enhanced marketing money for being the quarterback of America’s Team) and he’ll either hit the market or the ultra-jackpot in 2022.

By ruling out rescinding the tender, the Cowboys have accepted the fact that they’ll either give Dak a record contract or see the clock tick loudly toward a potential financial nightmare, or the departure of their starting quarterback.

The Cowboys also have forfeited the vague threat of dropping Dak onto the open market in, for example, August, once budgets have been blown and depth charts have been set and the kind of money the Cowboys are currently offering simply would not be available from one of the other teams.

Then again, the Cowboys may feel differently come the middle of August, if they can’t get a deal done by July 15 and if Dak chooses to exercise his right to skip training camp. And if/when someone points out that the Cowboys ruled out rescinding the tag in May, the Cowboys can simply borrow a line that became relevant in NFL circles this week.

Sometimes it don’t go as planned.”

76 responses to “Cowboys rule out rescinding Dak Prescott franchise tag

  1. If they pay him 35 a year the only ones happy about it 3 years later are Dak and Mahomes.

  2. Dak isn’t as talented as he thinks he is. There will come a time when JJ will have had enough of Prescott’s demands.

  3. Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFL”
    Mahommes- “Nice try”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFC”
    Russell – “Don’t think so”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in my division “
    Wentz – “Say what?”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in Texas”
    Watson – “Try again”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB on my team”
    Dalton – “Sorry bruh”

  4. At this stage of the game, Dak has all of the leverage. JJ needs to write the check.

  5. Give in or move on. Dak ain’t budging, so waiting around on your own decision makes you look like fools

  6. Let dak leave, he’s trash .. go with dalton who’s never been in a decent org and roll the dice , big D !! Jerrah , and all y’all cowboys and fans , save the dough for now , or sign clowney , do something bold !! .. Man , i’m a seahawk fan , too .. but ya know , we abt the pete ‘compete‘ thing up there and we’d rather play great teams then underachievers , so take some good advice !! Last year showed you all u need to know abt little d .. now if dalton blows , go get cam cheap on a cheap prove-it deal .. the league has evolved: qbs becoming the new rbs .. they all over now , you just need one capable to get to SB .. spread the wealth so more goes to rest of team .. this all proven a la Seahawks , broncs , ravens flacco n lamar , chiefs , rams , eagles and on and on .. what are you waiting for ?! Show everyone who’s boss !!!

  7. As a 4th round pick, Prescott as only earned $4.9m TO DATE FOR FOUR YEARS. 65% completion, 15,778 yards, 97 TDs to 36 INTs, 97.0 quarterback rating.

    As a comparison, Carson Wentz has already earned $39.7m in those same 4 years just for being drafted in the 1st round. Same with Jared Goff at $49.7 million.

    Not a Cowboy fan, but Prescott has EARNED a big payday for being so underpaid by $35-$45 million the last 4 years compared to his peers.

  8. All these threads about Dak have been full of people bashing him and calling him a mediocre or bad QB.

    Yet he was literally 2nd in the league in passing last year with 4900 yards, 30 TDs and only 11 INTs, plus 3 rushing TDs, and had only 6 fumbles with 2 lost.

    Dak is not the problem as to why the team couldn’t get it done.

  9. akira1971 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Not a Cowboy fan, but Prescott has EARNED a big payday for being so underpaid by $35-$45 million the last 4 years compared to his peers.

    —————
    Sorry for the edit…but

    Dak has earned what, 150 million as the ambassador of ‘Americas’ Team’?

    With the talent the Cowboys have they might win it all DESPITE him but not BECAUSE Of him.

    as a Giant’s fan, I’m glad he’s the future. Like drafting Dayne over Alexander. Makes you lose your mind. It’s just so obvious Dak isn’t, nor ever will be that good. If you can’t throw strikes, you can’t throw strikes. You just don’t ‘get it’ one year. It’s a day 2 thing.

  10. America’s Team? Please. Then why is it only one city has ever wanted you.

    Just Win Baby.

  11. i have no idea if the cowboys will rescind or not. I can’t believe it’s only a few million dollars per year holding up the deal.

    there must be something . if it’s dak wanting shorter contract then give it to him. Kicking the can down the road is an accepted practice everywhere in society for everything.

    The only nfl exec/coach/owner whatever that seems to have total intestinal fortitude is Belichick.

  12. Jerry, your last Super Bowl victory was in January 1996. It will be 25 years in January 2021 and the only reason you got that super bowl was because of Neil O’Donnell’s incompetence. You sure have taken the cowgirls out of serious contention. Go ahead, spent 30 to 40 million on an average QB. We are all laughing at you.

  13. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    All these threads about Dak have been full of people bashing him and calling him a mediocre or bad QB.

    Yet he was literally 2nd in the league in passing last year with 4900 yards, 30 TDs and only 11 INTs, plus 3 rushing TDs, and had only 6 fumbles with 2 lost.

    Dak is not the problem as to why the team couldn’t get it done.

    ***

    Yes he’s not trash , my bad , but he’s not a winner .. he was 2nd in passing to (drum roll) .. winston .. 3rd on your scale was goff .. search ‘2019 nfl passing’ and you’ll see what i saw on the Goog web search that theres about 10 diff ‘passing’ stats and yours is 3rd down .. need i say more?

    Dalton with cam as back-up and walk away ..

    Sorry , mates , last year was the prove it year for little d and he led the c’boys to massive underachieving in a terrible division .. coulda went SB last year ..

    Point is if he’s worth and shoulda took 25-30 , at that: all in .. but the 35-40 statement he wants is a deal breaker ..

    Roll the dice , Big D ..

  14. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Dak is not the problem as to why the team couldn’t get it done
    __________________

    Is that right, Harrison? You got it all figured out? Then what WAS it? Terrible o-line? No. Ad RB? No. Receivers couldn’t catch? No. Bad D? No.

    It was Dak.

  15. Everyone posting Daks great numbers . . look at all the talented support around him pro bowlers Everywhere and he Still CAN NOT elevate the team! That is on 8/8 Dak! PERIOD! One AVERAGE player can CRIPPLE your CAP for years. Dak is not top 10 at his position, Zeke DLAW and the rest of this team that got paid TOP dollar where. We Cowboys are Dak fans we just got tired of the greed for a qb who can not elevate his team full of pro bowlers.

  16. Hopefully, after they pay Dak they can get him some help at running back, wide receiver, and especially the offensive line. Other than having the top RB and top offensive line, and 3 #1 WRs, Dak had zero help on offense when they went 8-8 last year.

    Seriously, only the media thinks Dak is this great QB. If he were a top QB, he’d have been paid and done with. He ain’t, and that’s why things stand where they do.

  17. akira1971 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    As a 4th round pick, Prescott as only earned $4.9m TO DATE FOR FOUR YEARS. 65% completion, 15,778 yards, 97 TDs to 36 INTs, 97.0 quarterback rating.

    As a comparison, Carson Wentz has already earned $39.7m in those same 4 years just for being drafted in the 1st round. Same with Jared Goff at $49.7 million.

    Not a Cowboy fan, but Prescott has EARNED a big payday for being so underpaid by $35-$45 million the last 4 years compared to his peers.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Conversely, all those QBs including Dak earned their contracts based on college performance. If Dak was better in college or got noticed as a higher prospect he would have made more money like Wentz and Goff did. I think Dak deserves decent money but I don’t think he should “set the market” just because he next to sign. That’s a stupid way of doing business. What the Cowboys offered him last year was good enough but it didn’t stroke his ego. Those egocentric players will always become a problem because they never value the team. They would rather be paid the most and never be the best. The statistics everybody loves to cite are misleading because the comparison eliminates most of the factors like teammates, coaches, schedule and scheme. Taking emotion out of it, how much more valuable is Dak when compared to Dalton? That’s where the business decisions should be. I just don’t see him as worth over 30M dollars per year more than Dalton. It’s not like the Cowboys did him dirty. They offered a reasonable amount and Dak said no. If I were JJ I would thank Dak for his service, rescind the tag, wish him luck and then start looking for a young stud to eventually replace Dalton.

  18. @backintheday99 posted: as a Giant’s fan, I’m glad he’s the future. Like drafting Dayne over Alexander. Makes you lose your mind. It’s just so obvious Dak isn’t, nor ever will be that good. If you can’t throw strikes, you can’t throw strikes. You just don’t ‘get it’ one year. It’s a day 2 thing.

    HIS RECORD AGAINST THE GIANTS IS 6-2. YOUR GIANTS HAVEN’T BEAT HIM SINCE HIS ROOKIE YEAR.
    DAKS STATS AGAINST THE GIANTS FOR HIS CAREER:
    2207 YARDS
    17 TOUCHDOWNS
    3 INTERCEPTIONS

    He sure seems to own the giants!

  19. Dak is not worth the money period. He’s not a top ten Qb and it’s pretty obvious when he can’t throw the ball accurately down the field.

  20. Whoa is me..football money is outrageous….how did us fans make owners and players this rich?…I guess you ARE good Rodger.

  21. “Absolutely not,” Jones said. “Dak’s our quarterback for the future. Obviously, this hasn’t been the easiest thing. As Jerry says, ‘As money gets bigger, deals get harder.’ Certainly, we’re talking a significant amount of money here which he so deserves. Absolutely not. Dak’s going to be our quarterback this year. He’s our quarterback for the future.
    ———————————————————————–

    It does not matter which Jones does the talking, but these two guys just cannot keep their
    mouths shut and get out of there own way. In the end the Jones will cave in an give Dak
    what ever he want’s. They continue to box themselves in with comments to the media that
    leave them with no leverage. Dak on the open market would not get 31 mil a year and the Jones
    are going to end up looking like fools when they over pay.

  22. joetoronto says:
    May 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm
    America’s Team? Please. Then why is it only one city has ever wanted you.
    ————————–

    That’s one of your fairest comments ever Joe, but for the record, what’s an ‘Argonaut’?

  23. They should rescind it. The guy has a stellar offensive line, a great running back, good receivers and has never even made it to the NFC Championship Game. The NFC East Quarterbacks from best to worst are Haskins, Wentz, Dak and Jones with a huge gap between Dwayne and Wentz and only a minuscule differential between Prescott and Jones.

  24. Big surprise. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jerruh does the dumb thing and gives Dak a $100M+ contract then realizes during the season he should have rescinded the tag. Dak is probably lucky to be considered in the top 20 QBs in the league. He’s certainly not worth $30M+. However, I’m sure Jerruh will cave and will doom the Cowboys to mediocrity for the life of the contract. That’s really no difference though because they’ve been mediocre for most of the last twenty years. It’ll be more mediocre under Dak though.

  25. leeeeroyjenkins says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:16 pm
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFL”
    Mahommes- “Nice try”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFC”
    Russell – “Don’t think so”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in my division “
    Wentz – “Say what?”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in Texas”
    Watson – “Try again”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB on my team”
    Dalton – “Sorry bruh”

    You lost me at Wentz

  26. Since Dak has entered the league only a very small handful of QB’s have had more success. He definitely should be paid like a top 5 QB. Probably only half of a handful have started and won more games than Dak, and we all know it’s a QB league.

  27. Prescott has 1 (ONE) playoff victory in his resume’ and he wants Russell Wilson money ??
    Put your time in kid,… do the work,… and show you’re worth it first.
    Otherwise take a 3 year deal and run to the bank with it.

  28. Trade him to the highest bidder. If they can get a 1 or even a 2nd round pick, do it in a heartbeat.
    With the cap space, and draft pick(s) the Cowboys are going to be in a much better place moving forward.

  29. Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFL”
    Mahommes- “Nice try”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in the NFC”
    Russell – “Don’t think so”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in my division “
    Wentz – “Say what?”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB in Texas”
    Watson – “Try again”
    Dak – “I’m the best QB on my team”
    Dalton – “Sorry bruh”

    Best post of the day by far

  30. The difference between good teams and not-so-good teams is always a disciplined focus on the task in front of them. Because the Dallas front office claims that the hiring of an overweight coach will instill excellence in a team with an aging offensive line and a defensive line filled with injury-riddled cast-offs from other NFL squads, it now requires a truck load of fan-base-type gullibility to believe that such a team, led by such a coach, will be anything other than not-so-good in the absence of a unifying, capable leader on that team. An old coach named Big John Merritt, who coached in the era when the three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust phrase signified the emphasis on the running game, taught that rather than the running game opening up the passing game, it was the threat in the passing game that opened up the running game. Six decades after Merritt reached the above conclusion, the winning teams in the NFL have adopted his premise, but the Dallas front office stayed with Garrett’s idea that the running game was the basis for the offense. Now, the Dallas front office has brought in Dalton, who does not have a strong arm or a deep ball, as a replacement for Dak whose strong right arm can fling the deep ball as well as anyone. Regardless of the varied opinions on Dak’s capabilities, it is simply spitting in the wind to claim that the Cowboys, on paper and without Dak, are a Super Bowl team that can throw the deep ball to lessen the burden on the oft-injured offensive line and on Elliott who seems to have lost a step.

  31. Dalton is probably a better QB to run McCarthy’s offense. The Cowboys should offer Prescott a 25 mil per year deal for maybe 4 years, if he turns it down…..yank the tag.

  32. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm
    All these threads about Dak have been full of people bashing him and calling him a mediocre or bad QB.

    Yet he was literally 2nd in the league in passing last year with 4900 yards, 30 TDs and only 11 INTs, plus 3 rushing TDs, and had only 6 fumbles with 2 lost.

    Dak is not the problem as to why the team couldn’t get it done.
    ____________________________________
    I love when people talk stats. Only 2 of the Cowboy’s 8 wins were against teams that finished the season over .500 I’m sure it is easy to rack up TDs and passing yards when you play:
    Giants x2 / finished season 4-12 4th worst team in NFL
    Redskins x2 / finished season 3-13 2nd worst team in the NFL
    Lions x1 / finished season 3-12-1 3rd worst team in NFL
    Dolphins x1 / finished season 5-11 5th worst team in NFL

  33. _____

    jurgyisgod says:
    May 9, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    They should rescind it. The guy has a stellar offensive line, a great running back, good receivers and has never even made it to the NFC Championship Game. The NFC East Quarterbacks from best to worst are Haskins, Wentz, Dak and Jones with a huge gap between Dwayne and Wentz and only a minuscule differential between Prescott and Jones.

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

    As a skins fan, what in the heck are you talking about?

  34. Dak probably wont get hurt, so he can take the tag twice and be rich.
    The risk he takes is he doesn’t perform well while tagged.
    That will cause him to earn less, but he’ll still get paid.
    If he’s tagged twice Dak has control where he ends up.
    Do what Cousins did and leave.
    Let some other team overpay him.
    It hurts losing your starting QB but it’s not worth keeping him if he’s overpaid.

    Are the Cowboys better off with Dak, or with Dalton + 30MM in cap room to pay players.
    Maybe it’s close.
    The factor in Daks favor is his age.
    I’d be willing to overpay a QB a little because its hard to find one who is at least ok.

  35. Trade him while you can Jerry! This guy will cripple your cap, and you won’t be signing much else.

  36. Why would Jones even say that publicly he just gave Dak and his agent the upper hand in the negotiations. Dak is trash

  37. The most interesting point here is that Jones is a billionaire, but Dak is holding firm.
    I had to look it up and Dak made $50 mill last year off the field, with deals that last 3 years.
    So he’s fine and this money duel is between two determined foes.
    Fascinating that a player is surviving a protracted fight with an owner; I think Dak is doing it because he’s 44 million short of Goff and is willing to bet on himself.

  38. So far the Cowboys have handed all the leverage to Prescott. The only leverage they have is the threat that Dalton will start and Prescott will be either dealt or dropped. And if it were up to me, that would be the position of the team. He either accepts a team friendly/cap friendly deal or bye-bye. He’s good, but not top money good.

    The longer the Jones’ refuse to accept the situation, the more the eventual cost is going to be. Either pay him what he’s asking now, or next year pay a lot more. Or, after that they will lose him to free agency or pay him a Mahomes level contract–$40 million/per.

  39. They should rescind it. They would be just as good if not better with Andy Dalton as the starter and could use that cap space to strengthen other areas of their roster.

  40. As fun as it would be if it were to happen, no one should think that Jones is seriously considering rescinding the tag.

    He has given every single one of his star players what they asked for over the last several years. He will try to negotiate in the press but DeMarcus Lawrence, Zeke Elliot, Amari Cooper, have all gotten their way with Jerry.

  41. Leave Dak alone and let him get his money. It’s not his fault Dallas got him on the cheap for years and didnt redo his rookie deal at year 3. While Wentz and Goff got a 2nd deal after substantial first round rookie contracts. Time to pay the piper, Big D! And if Mahomes gets paid first, good lawd!!

  42. Everyone posting Daks great numbers . . look at all the talented support around him pro bowlers Everywhere and he Still CAN NOT elevate the team! That is on 8/8 Dak! PERIOD! One AVERAGE player can CRIPPLE your CAP for years. Dak is not top 10 at his position, Zeke DLAW and the rest of this team that got paid TOP dollar where. We Cowboys are Dak fans we just got tired of the greed for a qb who can not elevate his team full of pro bowlers.
    __________________

    Dumb argument. Football is a team sport. It’s not Dak’s fault the A. Cooper only plays home games. So when Dallas was 13-3, Dak deserved 100+ mil? You guys are ridiculous. You see 2nd tier QBs get big contracts left and right, but Dak is not supposed to? Simple football economics and Dak will get his. Don’t hate da playa…

  43. Well, so much for any leverage by the Cowboys to make Dak earn a massive payday.

  44. Average Dak has out earned his current deal. But 30-40 million? No. Hes worth about 20 million max. I dont care how many yards you throw for or how many TDs you toss, if your team finishes 8-8 and missed the playoffs with all that talent you didnt do enough. It would help if those numbers didnt get put up after you spent three quarters sucking

  45. Look, like everyone else here, I agree that Jerry shouldn’t pay Dak what he wants. But we all know Jerry is going to make Dak the highest paid player in the NFL.

  46. The Cowboys couldn’t win anything while Dak was on a minimum wage rookie salary…….what in the world of football makes them think sinking 32-35 million a season into him will take them any further??

  47. The very wealthy Jones family “Jerry & Son” are just playing games with Prescott.

  48. stonedwhitetrash says:
    May 9, 2020 at 5:47 pm
    The very wealthy Jones family “Jerry & Son” are just playing games with Prescott.

    If there were no salary cap dallas would have the biggest payroll i have no doubt.

  49. txtroutslayer says:
    May 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm
    @backintheday99 posted: as a Giant’s fan, I’m glad he’s the future. Like drafting Dayne over Alexander. Makes you lose your mind. It’s just so obvious Dak isn’t, nor ever will be that good. If you can’t throw strikes, you can’t throw strikes. You just don’t ‘get it’ one year. It’s a day 2 thing.

    HIS RECORD AGAINST THE GIANTS IS 6-2. YOUR GIANTS HAVEN’T BEAT HIM SINCE HIS ROOKIE YEAR.
    DAKS STATS AGAINST THE GIANTS FOR HIS CAREER:
    2207 YARDS
    17 TOUCHDOWNS
    3 INTERCEPTIONS

    He sure seems to own the giants!
    ==========================================

    Damn. Owned.

  50. Would Dak be worth 35 Mil behind most offensive lines in the NFL? Hard to remember when Dallas had even a mediocre front five. Is Dak as good as Russell Wilson to pay him the same money? If the salary cap is decimated next year because of revenue loss due to Covid-19 one dude making that much cash will severely cripple any team.

  51. Prescott has been ignoring social distancing rules. I bet he will sign the tender as soon as he tests positive for the Covid-19 virus.

  52. I have no idea how the cap works and what kind of bonuses are legal in the NFL.
    I would offer Dak the following contract terms:

    Five years with 23 m per year guaranteed (below Drew Brees, Philipp Rivers and Tom Brady) with three years fully guaranteed and the fourth year a team option and the fifth year a player option.

    Additionally, I would offer the following bonuses based on team success:
    2 m for wildcard win or first round bye
    2 m for divisional round win
    2 m for conference championship win
    4 m for Super Bowl win
    All bonuses that are earned become guaranteed for the following years of the contract.

    On top of that I would offer a 24 million signing bonus (to make up for lost earnings as he was only a fourth round pick, but still became a starter and played better than his rookie contract value.), which would put the three year value at 31 m with the chance of proving he is worth superstar money.

    This way he wouldn’t set the market immediately, it wouldn’t be a pure prove-it contract and he would have the chance to catapult himself to top of the QB earnings list after one year with a Super Bowl win.
    If he doesn’t lead his team to the ultimate success, he is paid accordingly and can renegotiate after the third year or leave after the fourth year.

    The Cowboys on the other hand can point to the fact that Texas has no state income tax and that he earns more this way than if he is signing with another franchise. With the current pieces in place (Super Bowl winning coach, good O-Line, great RB, decent receivers plus a good defense the three-year guarantee is a reasonable window

  53. txtroutslayer says:
    May 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    HIS RECORD AGAINST THE GIANTS IS 6-2. YOUR GIANTS HAVEN’T BEAT HIM SINCE HIS ROOKIE YEAR.
    DAKS STATS AGAINST THE GIANTS FOR HIS CAREER:
    2207 YARDS
    17 TOUCHDOWNS
    3 INTERCEPTIONS

    He sure seems to own the giants!

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

    The Giants have had three winning seasons in the last ten years. Two of those were 9-7 years. They’ve won an average of 4 games the last three seasons.

    EVERYONE owns the Giants. It’s not an achievement.

  54. If Dak doesn‘t take it, the Cowboys can still sign Cam Newton and let Andy and Cam have a competition.

  55. unless this is posturing, they’re making a huge mistake….and i’m a giants fan…

  56. Pundits say Mahomes next contract is upwards of 250 Million. Is Dak worth 35 Million or even close to what Russell Wilson makes which happens to be the same amount. Mahomes has a ring at a young age but is that enough for him to kill a salary cap. Time will tell especially since Covid-19 could kill revenues this season and decimate the salary cap next year.

  57. A mid-August Dak dump makes lots of financial sense for Jerrah – especially if there are still a handful of unsigned veterans happy to play for a fraction of Dak’s unrealistic demands.

  58. NO they don’t.

    They just want to rescind PFT putting their strategy out in the sunlight.

    If he doesn’t sign by August 10(And Assuming the season happens of course) they might air him out for a season, for the good of the league.

    HE.IS.NOT.WORTH.IT.

  59. if he skips everything and sits out any camp time, rescind. Would already be too far behind.

  60. It is a very bad negotiating tactic to rule out something without getting in return. Cowboys need to minimize Prescott’s contract, especially with the high probability that the salary cap may go down next year.

  61. Not really a mistake to make the statement. 1. It kinda goes without saying that you’re not going to cut your starting QB free. 2. It’s not like Jones can’t say he won’t consider pulling the tag today and then pull the tag tomorrow.

    As far as being worth the big money; just keep in mind that Jason Garrett went .500 three straight years with Romo, but had a winning season every year with Dak. That includes twice as many playoff appearances than with Romo. It’s easy to blame the QB, but I think there is likely issues with the coaching.

    That and Dak’s numbers are pretty good to be honest. Career number wise hes somewhere between Roethlisberger and Brady with a
    .625 win percentage. In fact his best analogue is Wentz who has a .571 win percentage and is nowhere near as durable as Dak. He has a better win percentage than Goff, Wentz, Roethlisberger, and Cousins who are all in the top 6 of pay. No team wants to invest 34-35 a year in one position, but Dak is worth that kind of money based on his peers.

  62. The Cowboys couldn’t win anything while Dak was on a minimum wage rookie salary…….what in the world of football makes them think sinking 32-35 million a season into him will take them any further
    _______________________

    The same thing that made Denver think Elway would, NY, Simms, Cowboys, Staubach, on and on. This board so dumb. Only TB12 has more wins than Dak the last 4 years. Romo got paid twice and once at 8-8. Hate all you want. See you at the bank, Dak!

  63. Now all of sudden, Dalton is better than Dak. Exactly, how many playoff games has he won? Goff chokes under pressure. Wentz can’t stay on the field. Tannehill, one year wonder. Stafford can’t win anything. Cousins just takes and takes. These guys all got mega money, and Dak is supposed to take a pay cut? Better stats, most wins last four years, shows up to work everyday and solid under pressure. Good thing you guys aren’t GMs.

  64. The best thing that could happen to the Cowboys would be to have Dak play on the tag for a year. If they make him the highest-paid QB in the league, it will ultimately lead to their demise the way Goff’s deal did with the Rams. They already are paying Zeke and overpaying Cooper. If Dak was a Mahomes-type, pay him whatever he’s want because he’s worth it. But, he’s not… He’s not a bad QB, but he’s slightly better than a middle-of-the-road QB. He’s going to get overpaid, all mid-range QBs do, but if they go much above $30M a year with $100M guaranteed, they will regret it almost immediately.

  65. nite2al says:
    May 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Now all of sudden, Dalton is better than Dak. Exactly, how many playoff games has he won? Goff chokes under pressure. Wentz can’t stay on the field. Tannehill, one year wonder. Stafford can’t win anything. Cousins just takes and takes. These guys all got mega money, and Dak is supposed to take a pay cut? Better stats, most wins last four years, shows up to work everyday and solid under pressure. Good thing you guys aren’t GMs.

    Good thing I am not a GM. Zak wants 30 to 40 million a year, for what? Winning 1 playoff game. People are losing their jobs and homes and he is worried about 30 million a year.

  66. Stevie ol Buddy, you keep forgetting that every time the Cowboys have protracted holdout over money invariable when he does return he is not the player he once was. Riht Dez? Right Roy Williams? Right Zekie?

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