Dak Prescott is currently negotiating a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys and it looks like he’s going to get paid.
According to a report from Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have met with Prescott’s agent and made a huge offer that is reportedly worth $33 million a year with $105 million guaranteed.
“Cowboys officials have met with the agents of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper a second time since the end of the NFL scouting combine, a source said.
For the first time in the offseason, team officials met with the two high-profile free agents at the NFL scouting combine last week. The Cowboys talked with Prescott’s agent, Todd France, either in person or by phone twice since the end of the 2019 season.
A source said the Cowboys offered Prescott an average salary of $33 million with a guaranteed contract of $105 million.
Watkins goes on to say that if the Cowboys don’t sign Prescott to a deal by next week there’s a good chance they use the franchise tag on him.
The Cowboys and the agents for both players, are almost in a holding pattern, waiting for a potential new collective bargaining agreement to be concluded. NFL players are now voting on a possible new CBA and have until Thursday at 10:59 p.m. to vote.
“I don’t have a sense when they vote,” Jerry Jones said last week from the NFL scouting combine.
“I do have a keen sense that we’ve got some decisions with just the Cowboys. We have, for this year going forward without an agreement, we have decisions we’re contemplating making right now as though we don’t have an agreement.”
If the Cowboys can’t secure a new deal with Prescott or Cooper, they have until Thursday to place an exclusive franchise tag or a transition tag on either player.
If there’s a new CBA in place by March 12, the Cowboys will just have the ability to place an exclusive franchise tag on a player and it will be Prescott.
Dak’s proposed contract would put him on the top 5 highest paid QB list but would fall short of the $35 million a year he was reportedly asking for.
It is worth noting that Dak’s offer from the Cowboys would see him getting less guaranteed money than Rams QB Jared Goff who got $110 million guaranteed and Carson Wentz who got $107 million guaranteed from the Eagles.