Dak Prescott to sign franchise tender

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The Cowboys don’t have to worry about a holdout of their franchise quarterback.

Dak Prescott will sign his franchise tender today or tomorrow, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That means he’s willing to play on a one-year deal with a guaranteed salary of $31.4 million in 2020, and he will be there at the start of training camp.

It’s still possible that the Cowboys and Prescott could agree to a long-term contract extension. They have until July 15 to work out a longer deal. But if no deal is reached by then, Prescott will make $31.4 million in 2020 and then either hit free agency in 2021, sign a long-term deal with the Cowboys next offseason, or be guaranteed at least $37.7 million in 2021 if the Cowboys were to franchise him again.

Prescott has made less than $5 million so far in his career. He’s worth a whole lot more than that, and he’ll make a whole lot more than that this year.

63 responses to “Dak Prescott to sign franchise tender

  1. Smart move Dak, smart move. I never thought I’d see good (not great) QBs get paid this kind of dough. I don’t begrudge him, good for him.

  2. NFLs highest paid 3rd stringer ever.

    Jerrah is going to rue the day…

    Sak and the Cowboys 7-9 ….should have recinded Jerry, shoulda recinded.

  3. Dear Jerry,

    Dak Prescott – 31.4 million dollars.

    Ha ha ha ha. Thank you Mr Jones.

    Regards,

    The NFC East

  4. The Cowboys bought themselves a one year rental for $31 million as they search for their franchise quarterback of the future, because Dak ain’t it unless you’re happy with the same results Tony Romo gave you

  5. I would have loved it if the Cowboys let Dak walk and took their chances with Dalton at $3M per… They could have had him and Winston for less than a sixth of what Dak will be overpaid this season.

  6. Dak is a good-not-great starting-caliber QB who was drafted late (thus hasn’t made much money) and reached the open market. Like any starter that reaches the open market, he tends to be overvalued/overpaid. On the other hand, Jerry has surely been trying to low-ball him this whole time given that even $20 million annually would be a exponential increase over his current earnings and the Cowboys have many mouths to feed. Can’t blame either party in this scenario, it simply is what it is.

  7. Prescott is at least ok, he’s not a bad QB.
    The problem with letting him walk is you have to spend time and picks finding a new QB.
    We don’t know how much he wants. He does have the ability to be free in 2 years.
    He just better hope he has 2 good years. If he has just average years, he will get signed, but he will have less control over where he goes as good teams won’t overpay while bad teams will.
    If all he cares about is money then not all teams will be willing to overpay.

  8. Probably realized cap was heading south next year and long term deal he wanted was not in the cards so, quick, sign the tender before Cowboys pulled it. Wouldn’t be surprising if Dallas hinted to his agent that might happen but wanted to give him a chance to sign it to avoid the bad PR of pulling it. I suspect the world of rising salaries in all sports will be pretty disrupted for the next couple of years.

  9. That will set him financially for life. Since Dak has been in the league, I believe only Tom Brady has won more NFL games. Dak is still growing as a QB, and his ceiling is very high. But still, it’s a QB league and the kid has been a huge winner. I see what other QB’s are making, and most haven’t won anywhere near the number of games Dak has won. As far as championships go, there’s Tom Brady and then everyone else, with the exception of Mahomes.

  10. $31.4 million for a guy with one career playoff win. Dalton can get you the same result for $28 million less.

  11. was offered $30+ per year including last year. Turned down. So you can please stop with the pity card that he’s been “underpaid.” He’s fighting for that 4 year deal instead of 5 and maybe wants to be highest paid player in league (no idea how much he wants), but he is the one who turned down deal that probably would have given him $50 mil + at signing. So we can leave the Michael Irvin type analysis aside.

  12. So cute how fans of other NFC East teams have to pretend he sucks.

    Meanwhile, in reality, Dak is 18-6 vs the NFC East. LOL!!! No wonder they hate him.

  13. Dak is a good player and he is getting paid as a great player. One of the many reasons why the Cowboys have been average for over 20 years.

  14. Oh my God how will he ever live on that?

    .500 Quarterback at best.

    Best Oline & running back at one point and couldn’t get anything done.

    Trent Dilfer did LOL

  15. Finally !!! Now the bar is set for Kaepernick!!!

    Thank God he will finally be signed!!

    And get what he is worth give or take 50 million!!!

  16. redclaw1314 says:
    June 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    in a different year Dak probably would have gotten his long term deal Sorry my man, but you spelled universe wrong. I got you though…

  17. If we have a season, we’ll see if he’s worth it. If he doesn’t improve his reads, Jerry would be wise to let him walk. I don’t want to overpay for this moment’s Kirk Cousins.

  18. Dream along with me about something that’ll never happen but would be fun to follow. Jerrah, who hasn’t said a peep about BLM, signs Kap for a bargain price and the one-year QB duel is on in practice.

  19. This guys doesn’t seem to bright. Considering there might not be a season in 2020 and the political nonsense that’s jeopardizing future revenue.
    He should sign and put whatever money in the bank, yesterday!

  20. 40-24 record in 4 years, plus a playoff win.

    NFL’s 4th-best QBR in 2019.

    18-6 vs the NFC East. 2 division titles in 4 years.

    Has never missed a game. If you breathe on Carson Wentz, he’s hurt.

    Keep pretending “Durrrr Dak Sux!”, silly haters. It’s adorable!

  21. Andy Dalton had 15 less touchdowns, 1 MORE rushing touchdown, and 5 less wins:

    – WITHOUT an offensive line

    – WITHOUT #1 wr A.J. Green

    – WITHOUT a tight end

    – WITHOUT an overrated #3 wr

    – WITHOUT a defense

  22. divan22 says:
    June 21, 2020 at 4:13 pm
    So cute how fans of other NFC East teams have to pretend he sucks.

    Meanwhile, in reality, Dak is 18-6 vs the NFC East. LOL!!! No wonder they hate him.
    ______________________________________________________________
    That says a lot when two of the other three teams finished last season with a 3-13 and 4-12 record. I guess you had to have a really good team and QB to beat them. It must be nice to go 8-8 with only 2 wins comings against teams that finished the season .500 or better. It’s also easy to make yourself look good throwing 3/4/5 touchdown passes a game against teams that ended up drafting 2/3/4/5.

  23. “ That says a lot when two of the other three teams finished last season with a 3-13 and 4-12 record. I guess you had to have a really good team and QB to beat them. It must be nice to go 8-8 with only 2 wins comings against teams that finished the season .500 or better. It’s also easy to make yourself look good throwing 3/4/5 touchdown passes a game against teams that ended up drafting 2/3/4/5.”

    LOL, no.

    Dak’s 18-6 record vs the NFC East… that is a career record, not just last season.

    40-24 is his overall record. Keep pretending that “any QB” could go 40-24 with a mediocre defense and Jason Garrett as head coach.

    Oh, by the way, those 40 wins since 2016? That’s tied for 2nd-most in the NFL.

    I’d bet any amount of money that whatever garbage team you root for didn’t win 40 games between from 2016-19. LOL!!!

  24. He is the third best qb in the NFC East, well behind Haskins and Wentz, and roughly on par with Jones. Huge waste of money.

  25. Ron Jill

    Have you watched Cousins play? If you give him the cowboy offensive line he would be Drew Brees level. He is one of the most accurate passers in the league. Case in point: the playoff game against the saints. They won with cousins arm.

  26. Anyone who pretends that Dallas Offense IS NOT loaded is an idiot.

    (WITH ALL DUE RESPECT)

  27. Smart move by Dak to sign it. If this dragged on further, Cam Newton might have been a good alternative for the Cowboys.

  28. He needed to sign … There may be no season, but if he doesnt take the Cowboys to the NFC Champ game, they will let him walk

  29. Same as when the Skins weren’t sure of Kirk Cousins and kept signing him to one year franchise deals. Cowboys still aren’t sure about Dak.

  30. He will be traded before the trade deadline this year and Jerry knows he can get picks for him. Book it! He is a very good average QB but he does not have that dawg in him, that is needed to be a great QB.

  31. andymannfl says:
    June 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm
    Smart move Dak, smart move. I never thought I’d see good (not great) QBs get paid this kind of dough. I don’t begrudge him, good for him.

    —-

    Oh yes you have…his name is Kirk Cousins. SKOL!!!!

    But I agree. Can’t begrudge a guy for making bank when people are willing to pay anyone to be their franchise QB. I do not think he is very good (he is also not very bad) and nowhere near $31M when better QBs (one is his backup) are making significantly less, but only time will prove that.

  32. doctorrustbelt says:
    June 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm
    Anyone who pretends that Dallas Offense IS NOT loaded is an idiot.

    (WITH ALL DUE RESPECT)
    ——————————–
    Another delusional Cowboy Homer and his wet dream. Face reality they played in
    the NFC east, finished 8-8, and missed the playoffs yet again. Keep dreaming, LOL….

  33. $31 million is a lot to pay to go 8-8. Cam Newton can do that for a third of the price. Jerry Jones is getting swindled.

  34. Surprised he waited this long. What other team would put that offer on the table?

  35. Good move for Prescott, get on the payroll before the season is cancelled and get $31 for sitting out. Start again next year – maybe.

  36. It’s basically either who blinks first: Jerry Jones or Clark Hunt, with Watson and the McNairs waiting for the fallout

  37. A average football player with outstanding weapons at all key offensive positions making money above his pay grade when a very talented and hungry Andy Dalton sits hmmmmmmmmm

  38. Dak should have signed the contract in front of him. There is no way he gets a 35M/year offer next year considering how the cap situation will be.

  39. heydouglass says:
    June 21, 2020 at 7:33 pm
    Good move for Prescott, get on the payroll before the season is cancelled and get $31 for sitting out. Start again next year – maybe.

    _________________

    If the season gets canceled and no games are played, he doesn’t get paid, Einstein!

  40. Jerry may give lip service to how great Prescott is, but wants another year before signing a long term deal.

  41. I doubt a contract gets done now. If his play/numbers are elite this season, he’ll make good money on his next contract. If Dallas wants to tag him, they still get him for 2 years @ $34M average. If he isn’t great, he will get to test the market.

  42. Most NFL regular seasons wins since Dak Prescott came into the league (2016).
    1. Tom Brady – 47
    2. Dak Prescott – 40
    2. Russell Wilson – 40
    4. Drew Brees – 39
    5. Matt Ryan – 35
    6. Jared Goff – 33 (and he had 0 in 2016, his rookie year with Jeff Fisher)
    6. Aaron Rodgers – 33
    6. Kirk Cousins – 33
    9. Carson Wentz – 32
    10. Ben Roethlisberger – 31
    10. Phillip Rivers – 31

  43. Lots of Cowboys haters out today – so cute. I would say focus on your own team’s for a change but no one can stop themselves from reading and posting on America’s Team! Go Cowboys!!!!!!!

  44. You can tell Jerry Jones has huge bags of money….. he just threw 31 million dollars away and didnt even bat an eye…. must have been a riot watching all that loot circle the drain…

    31.4 million, 7-9 record…money not well spent.

  45. Sorry folks, this guys has had the best OL in football, one of the best RB’s and very talented top notch receivers. 1 playoff win doesn’t cut it.

  46. redclaw1314 says:
    June 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    in a different year Dak probably would have gotten his long term deal
    ———-

    You mean in a different career.

  47. He probably realized he wasn’t worth what he was asking. Good for him, take the deal and the money, you’re already set for life. And now if you think you were worth the long-term deal, then prove it (no I don’t mean prove it again, I mean prove it, he hasn’t proven or done anything).

    Cowboys finally make a smart move, not caving in to his demands.

  48. I think 5 years and 36 millions (that’s just above 7 mil/year) is still a fairly good deal for the team for a decent starting qb who isn’t injury prone, starts every game and doesn’t ruin the offense. Also they now have one year to see how coaching change works out for Dak. The team also has the right to pull the plug now if things don’t go right and next year the top money for any player is probably less than it was a couple of months ago.

    I’d say at this point the team won here unless we see an MVP kind of a season from Dak and in that case the Cowboys won’t be very sorry either.

  49. Any team would be ecstatic to have a young player (especially at qb) where the arrow is constantly pointing up. No Dak is not great QB just yet but I am excited as a Cowboys fan that he improves significantly year after year and looking forward to a big jump this upcoming season(whenever that might be).

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